SuPreMeChiF - a New Approach to Detect Subtle Changes in Continuous Monitoring Data, with a case study of COVID-19 impact in Singapore through seismic and infrasound recordings

Yizhou Luo, Benoît Taisne, Karen H Lythgoe, Chiou Ting Tan

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Abstract / Description of output

The lack of precursory signals at some volcanic eruptions could be due to the analysis performed which failed to capture subtle changes. We have developed a new technique, “Subtle Precursor Measurement of Change in Frequency (SuPreMeChiF)”, which calculates the cumulative distribution difference (Kolmogorov-Smirnov test) between monitoring features in given reference and sample windows, to detect and quantify subtle changes in continuous data that may be overlooked by usual analysis. It is tested on seismic and infrasound recordings to analyse changes associated with the COVID-19 period, a known global perturbation. The results show high coherence with mobility, reveal details of changes that were not indicated in conventional spectral analysis, and demonstrate the potential to retrieve the source physical processes. This quantitative approach provides insight for future application in automated detections during real-time volcano monitoring.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
PublisherThe Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr)
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2023

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