The images were captured by a Cambridge University mission, which shared them on their YouTube channel

A group of volcanologists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge traveled to Guatemala to conduct field research on Volcan de Fuego and Volcan Pacaya, two of the most active in Central America.

(Photo: YouTube Capture)

The researchers used drones with small, accurate sensors to record the temperature, humidity, and thermal information of large geological structures.

The unmanned vehicles also obtained spectacular aerial shots of the surroundings of the mountainous bodies, which were recently shared by the YouTube channel of the University of Cambridge.

(Video: Cambridge University)

According to the said house of studies, the drones crossed distances of approximately eight kilometers and reached heights of up to three kilometers above the point from which they took flight.

“Drones provide an invaluable solution to the challenges of on-site sampling and monitoring routines for volcanic emissions, particularly those close to the vent region, which are prohibitively dangerous or inaccessible,” said Dr. Emma Liu , Cambridge specialist.


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