A team of researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge has been using several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in order to learn more about how and why the volcanoes erupt.
Recently, the research team sent a camera-laden aerial vehicle over a highly active volcano in Guatemala. The remote controlled aircraft was flown successfully beyond the line of sight at distances of up to 8 km away (5 miles), and at 10,000 feet above the ground.
After reaching the desired level of height, the researchers, with the information provided to them by the aircraft, were able to take the accurate temperature, humidity and thermal measurements from within the volcano.
However, the most impressive thing about the research was the magnificent footage that the camera of the drone captured as it ascended high above the volcano.
Take a look at the spectacular view:
Information source: digitaltrends
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