Researchers Use Drones to Study Active Volcano in Guatemala

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In another drones for good story, researchers from the Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Germany are using drones equipped with visual and thermal cameras to study the active Santa Maria volcano, located in Guatemala.


In a series of survey flights made with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, GFZ researchers captured both visual and thermal data that allowed them to create 3D models of the volcano, including a 3D topography and temperature model of the volcano with a resolution of only a few centimeters.

Read today's article to learn more about how the GFZ team used drones to study volcanic activity in the Santa Maria volcano, and for some beautiful videos taken of Volcan Fuego, also located in Guatemala.


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