Tephra Impact Lab - Taupo Volcano

By Tom Wilson1, Leah Michelle Courtland2

1. University of Canterbury 2. University of South Florida (USF)

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This lab requires students to produce a pre-eruption tephra risk assessment for Taupo volcano, using Tephra2.

It requires students to consider the eruptive history of Taupo volcano and a volcanic unrest scenario is provided, so that students must decide what magnitude and style of eruption is most likely -- if an eruption does occur. These estimates must be coverted into credible inputs for the Tephra2 model. The outputs of the Tephra2 modelling must then be used to estimate impacts on exposed societal assets and priority actions recommended for emergency management.

It requires students to make credible risk management decisions with only limited information available.

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  • Tom Wilson; Leah Michelle Courtland (2011), "Tephra Impact Lab - Taupo Volcano," https://vhub.org/resources/1190.

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