Turrialba Volcano aims to gather information generated by different institutions that are permanently monitoring  the volcano, due to the recurring presence of volcanic ash eruptions and related damages.

The IMN's weather station provides real-time data, so that you can learn, among other things, ambient temperature as well as wind speed and its direction.

The four atmospheric levels winds table, valid for seven days, allows the prediction of wind behavior in order to estimate the direction of an ash eruption. This information is updated twice a week.

The OVSICORI's video camera -- with overlapping lines showing different levels in kilometers above sea level-- in addition to continuously monitor the region under study, can determine how high the eruptive plume goes.

The results of dispersion models generated by both, the IMN and the National University, are showed here. The first is NOAA's model named HYSPLIT, and the second is in high spatial resolution indicating the places of the country where ashes would precipitate.  Both maps are updated twice a day. These findings have an inherent uncertainty in the modeling process itself, therefore, they can show important differences from the actual path of the ash, or on the places where it is deposited, hence its management should always be interpreted and by a specialist in the subject.

Real time data of Turrialba Volcano automatic meteorological station

Estación del Volcán Turrialba

Click sobre la imagen para ver los datos en tiempo real


Wind table (km/h) in four atmospheric levels

Tabla de vientos