The TerraSAR-X satellite is key to an early warning system.
A conference of geological and scientific experts met in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas last week to discuss using the TerraSAR-X satellite system to assist Chile in predicting volcanic eruptions. The satellite, which has been in orbit for nearly a year, could provide Chile with significantly advanced warning of volcanic activity and tsunamis.
Steve is writer from Worcester, MA. He has a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Having just arrived in Chile, he is still in awe of all its sights and sounds. He hopes to learn as much as possible about Chile and its lovely people. He also predicts the Baltimore Orioles will win the World Series in 2012.