Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:300270
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:1992 to 2003
Characteristics of deformation:

Pritchard and Simons present ERS-1 and -2 and RADARSAT data for northern Kamchatka between 1992 and 2003, although most volcanoes are only covered during the last three years. The authors state that they “do not observe deformation associated with eruptions that occurred during the time period of observation at […] Sheveluch, but because of the poor spatial and temporal coverage, only large signals would be detectable (see GSA Data Repository)”.
The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS FEB RAS) and Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) are responsible for monitoring volcanoes and providing aviation alerts.

Reference(s):Pritchard, M. E., & Simons, M. (2004). Surveying volcanic arcs with satellite radar interferometry: The central Andes, Kamchatka, and beyond. GSA Today, 14(8), 4-11.
GSA Data Repository Item 2004139. Tables DR1 and DR2 and Figures DR1–DR3, is available on request from Documents Secretary, GSA, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA,, or at
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
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