EGU21-266, updated on 03 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Evaluation of the Chemical Explosions Impact using Infrasound and InSAR Analysis

Islam Hamama1,2, Masa-yuki Yamamoto1, and Noha Ismail Medhat1,2
Islam Hamama et al.
  • 1School of Systems Engineering, Kochi University of Technology 185, Miyanokuchi, Tosayamada, Kami, Kochi 782-8502, Japan
  • 2National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, NRIAG, Egypt

Chemical explosions generate shockwaves which can be recorded at far distant with infrasound sensors. Infrasound propagation and energy of the explosion are main factors which control the infrasonic wave arrivals. In this study, a China explosion which happened on 22 March 2019, Biuret explosion on 4 August 2020, and the explosion of MOMO-2 rocket failure during the launching process will be investigated. The infrasound data sets of these explosions are extracted from IMS infrasound stations and KUT infrasound sensors which are distributed all over Japan.

The explosions had different propagation conditions which can be simulated using ray tracing and parabolic equation numerical methods, furthermore the transmission losses can be estimated in order to determine the yield energy in TNT-equivalent of each explosion, moreover the severe surface damages were identified by using InSAR techniques which can be classified according to the interferometric coherency.

In conclusion, the integration between the infrasound technique and InSAR showed the safety zone which should be taken in account for any chemical factories or rocket launch sites.

How to cite: Hamama, I., Yamamoto, M., and Medhat, N. I.: Evaluation of the Chemical Explosions Impact using Infrasound and InSAR Analysis, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-266,, 2020.

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