Taal Volcano 2020 Eruption Impact on Air Quality. Part II: Air Quality Measurements and Current Plume Conditions

By Gabrielle Frances Leung1, Miguel Ricardo Hilario1, Grace Betito1, Paola Angela Bañaga1, Xzann Garry Vincent Topacio1, Zenn Marie Cainglet1,3, Shane Marie Visaga2,3, Imee Delos Reyes1, Angela Monina Magnaye2, Lyndon Mark Olaguera2,3, Julie Mae Dado2, Faye Cruz2, Joel Maquiling3, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza1,3, James Bernard...

Taal Volcano 2020 Eruption Impact on Air Quality (Part I)

By Gabrielle Frances Leung1, Miguel Ricardo Hilario1, Grace Betito1, Paola Angela Bañaga1, Xzann Gary Vincent Topacio1, Zenn Marie Cainglet1,3, Shane Marie Visaga2,3, Imee Delos Reyes1, Lyndon Mark Olaguera2,3, Julie Mae Dado2, Faye Cruz2, Joel Maquiling3, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza1,3, James Bernard Simpas1,3, Gemma Teresa...

Deepening the Understanding of Clouds and Aerosols Through Shared Science

This August 25, the NASA P-3B started its first flight over the Philippines, gathering samples to understand the interaction between aerosols and clouds. This flight marks the start of the one-and-a-half-months flight campaign of the Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes – Philippines Experiment...

Local and National Government Agencies and Regional Scientists Come Together for First CORDEX Stakeholder Workshop

11-12 July 2019– As part of the Manila Observatory’s mission, science-based planning is essential particularly in the Philippines, one of the hardest hit countries by climate change and extremes, such as extreme rainfall, drought and tropical cyclones, with unevenly distributed impacts among vulnerable groups. In...

Manila Observatory Participates in NCDR Training Workshops on Big Data and Social Media for Disaster Reduction

The National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) held two international training workshops on applying big data and social media for disaster reduction in Taiwan.  The first workshop was a three-day training on Big Data Analysis and Applications conducted from 30...

MO Scientists Participate in CAMP²Ex Science Team Meeting

Manila Observatory Executive Director Dr. Gemma Narisma, along with Air Quality Dynamics and Instrumentation and Technology Development Laboratory co-heads Dr. Maria Obiminda Cambaliza and Dr. James Bernard Simpas joined other project participants in a Science Team Meeting (STM) with NASA in Pasadena, California...

Jollibee Group Foundation engages with the Observatory for an overview on Climate Change

The Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) and their local government partners headed by Executive Director Gisela Tiongson reached out to the Manila Observatory for an introduction to Climate Change to supplement their projects that aim to support farming communities that supply the food conglomerate’s...

Accelerometers Installed in MO

Through a research grant from the Department of Science Technology-Technology Application and Promotion Institute, Tekton Geometrix partnered with the Solid Earth Dynamics and Upper Atmosphere Dynamics laboratory in installing an accelerometer in the Manila Observatory to observe local ground shaking intensity. This instrument...

Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment Training Held

The Manila Observatory hosted a Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) Training for partner local government units (LGU) of the National Resilience Council (NRC) last 8-10 October 2018. For the first part of the training, 34 participants from LGUs and 11 from five...