Collaboration project: computational study on volcano tomography using high energy atmospheric muons

Project Details


It is known that the interaction of high energy cosmic rays with the atmosphere generates extensive atmospheric rains that provide a large quantity of secondary particles, among them the muons. one of the most recent applications is the use of these atmospheric muons for the study of the internal structure of volcanoes. the reconstruction of the internal structure of a volcano constitutes a valuable and complementary input for the geophysical interpretation of the behavior of eruptive activity and for more precise determinations of hypocenters of seismovolcanic signals, among others.


Computational study to explore the technique of high energy atmospheric muon tomography to be used in the sounding of the internal structure of the galeras volcano.

Expected results

Article isi wos or scopus, accepted and international paper. the results can give solution to a question from years ago, which is to demonstrate the internal structure of a volcano of great interest.
Effective start/end date1/08/1712/12/18


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