Report on UNRESP Kick-off

Masaya Crater
Looking into the Live Lava Lake of Masaya

Mark Richardson, Technical Head of CEMAC, visited the INETER team in Nicaragua to establish their capabilities and to do some preliminary studies into how the dispersion model CALPUFF can be integrated into their environment.

The UNRESP project UNRESP site is https://unresp.wordpress.com/

INETER is INETER (http://www.ineter.gob.ni/)in Nicaragua.

Project leader is Evgenia Ilyinskaya has organised the event.

CEMAC technical specialists will provide effort for installing the dispersion model (currently CALPUFF) and the processing of data acquired from field SO2, SO4 sensors and provide an interface for viewing the concentrations overlaid on geographical map.

The project is 50% FTE CEMAC time, from February 2018 to February 2019.

View of the plume taken from a moving vehicle.

plume graphic
Prototype information about the plume simulation as prepared in previous feasibility project. CEMAC activity will improve on this and implement a plume forecasting system at INETER.

Prototype informative graphic trialled in previous project. This is to be enhanced and provided by the production installation at INETER.