Infrasound Signatures of Medicanes


Data4Risk participated in a innovative study that was published in Remote Sensing, together with the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), the École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA), the University of Brest and the University of Le Mans (ENSIM). 

By using data from an infrasound station of the International Monitoring System that is operated in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, we studied infrasound signatures of several phenomena that are related to the Mediterranean tropical-like cyclones, the so-called “Medicanes”. 
Sudden bursts of convection and swell, as well as lightning, emit unique infrasound signatures. We proved the importance of infrasound stations in the Mediterranean in monitoring severe weather events and volcanic eruptions. In the future, additional stations would allow for the consideration of tracking the cyclones, while better constraining the exact origin of the sources responsible for generating infrasound.

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