Digital Elevation Model of Mt Etna updated to 18 December 2015

Tipo Dataset Classe Dati Vulcanologici

Digital Elevation Model Etna Volcano Pléiades Imagery Satellite Remote Sensing File Name File Format File Size Uniform Resource Locator/link To File


We present a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Mount Etna obtained from tri-stereo Pléiades data acquired on 18 December 2015. The 3D processing of the tri-stereo Pléiades 1A imagery was performed using the free and open source MicMac photogrammetric library (http://micmac.ensg.eu) developed by the French IGN (Institut Géographique National), and took advantage of Ground Control Points (GCPs) acquired at Mt Etna. The best result obtained is a 4-meter resolution DEM spanning an area of about 16 × 15 km, which covers the summit craters and a portion of the eastern flank of the volcano, including most of the Valle del Bove area. The highest point of 3,367 m is on the south-west rim of the North-East Crater (NEC), while the South-East Crater (SEC) and the New South-East Crater (NSEC) reach an elevation of 3,336 and 3,325 m, respectively. This 2015 DEM was validated against the 1-meter 2005 DEM resulted from digital photogrammetric mapping (Gwinner at al., 2006). The standard deviation of the height difference between the two DEMs in the area not covered by volcanic deposits, emplaced between 2005 and 2015, is 2.95 m. This difference can be partly due to vegetation and/or urbanization. The DEM is provided as GeoTIFF raster (dem_2015_4m.tiff), using the WGS84 datum and the UTM projection, zone 33 North (EPSG 32633). Missing areas are due to snow cover, very low texture and/or terrain shadows. Pléiades data were available through the Space Volcano Observatory with Pléiades (SVOP) project coordinated by Pierre Briole (http://volcano.iterre.fr/svo_projects). We are grateful to Olivier Galland, Luc Girod and Christopher Nuth for their assistance with the use of the MicMac software.This work was developed within the framework of the Laboratory for Technological Advance in Volcano Geophysics (TecnoLab) of the INGV in Catania (Italy) and was partially supported from the "Advanced tools and methods for computational fluid-dynamics"(ATHOS) research programme.

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Ganci G., Cappello A., Bilotta G., Hérault, A., Zago V., Del Negro C. (2019). Digital Elevation Model of Mt Etna updated to 18 December 2015, supplement to: Ganci, Gaetana; Cappello, Annalisa; Bilotta, Giuseppe; Hérault, Alexis; Zago, Vito; Del Negro, Ciro (2018): Mapping Volcanic Deposits of the 2011–2015 Etna Eruptive Events Using Satellite Remote Sensing. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6:83 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.899140

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Nome campo Valore
Identificativo del dataset (DOI) 10.1594/pangaea.899140
Altro identificativo Codice: ingv_712
Gestore del codice: INGV
Temi del dataset Scienza e tecnologia
Editore del Dataset PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Data di rilascio 01-01-2019
Data di modifica 22-03-2022
Copertura Geografica Area di competenza dell'unità organizzativa preposta
URI di GeoNames Non disponibile
Lingue del dataset italiano
Estensione temporale Non disponibile
Titolare Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
ROR 00qps9a02
IPA ingv
Frequenza di aggiornamento mai
Versione di Non disponibile
Spatial extent {"type": "MultiPolygon","coordinates": [[[ [14.946,37.822], [15.118,37.822], [15.118,37.687], [14.946,37.687], [14.946,37.822] ]]]}
Autori GANCI Gaetana
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
CAPPELLO Annalisa
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
BILOTTA Giuseppe
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
HERAULT Alexis
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
ZAGO Vito
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
DEL NEGRO Ciro
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy

Progetti finanziatori

  • Contratto di collaborazione EDF LNHE - INGV - Programma di ricerca ATHOS, Development Program concerning the improvement of the GPUSPH software based on the SPH method solved through graphic cards (GPU)
    Électricité de France (EDF)
    [ 2017-07-01 ⇒ 2022-06-30 ]