UNM’s VolCAN Team Collects Uncontaminated Gases from Active Colcanic Eruption #drone #droneday
Incredibly exciting news from UNM – cheers to the VolCAN team!
As the research team directed the UNM-programmed autonomous drones into the gas plumes, they protected themselves from the noxious gases by donning military-grade gas masks. But their risky efforts were a success, becoming what is believed to be the first team to sample uncontaminated gases from an erupting volcano for later carbon isotope analyses. This resulted in a treasure trove of data to help better understand the course of the eruption.
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