back to article AI cleans up sat radar images so scientists can better spot warning signs before volcanoes go all Mount Doom

A NASA-funded project has demonstrated how deep-learning algorithms can help experts determine from satellite scans whether a volcano is due to erupt or not. Geoscience eggheads and computer scientists at Pennsylvania State University (PennState) in the US built a convolutional neural network (CNN) that automatically removes …

  1. RM Myers Silver badge

    Come on El Reg, I expected a subheading similar to "I feel see the earth move under my your feet".

    Moving on to a more pedantic comment, the Pennsylvania State University is usually abbreviated as Penn State, not PennState. And yes, I realize they sometimes use PennState as a more stylistic spelling, but this is not the normal abbreviation.

  2. Little Mouse

    "a convolutional neural network (CNN) that automatically removes atmospheric distortions from satellite radar images"

    Presumably "better" radar pics from space could have applications in more fields than just volcanology? What other disciplines could benefit from this?

    1. I should coco


      Perhaps the UK government can ensure that everyone is wearing their face masks or not as the rules may be.

    2. Andrew Alan McKenzie


      From a geoscience perspective - landslides are an obvious candidate, as well as ground deformation caused by groundwater abstraction or mining, ice sheet/glacier movement, flood extents, changes in reservoir storage, volumes of material mined in open cast quarries.

  3. IGotOut Silver badge

    Does it show...

    large pools of water being built inside the volcano. Just asking....for a friend.

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