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  1. Natural Hazards Tephra Fallout Lab

    14 Dec 2019 | Educational Materials

    This lab walks students through using the tephra2 education graphical user interface (gui) to investigate tephra fallout at Colima volcano. By the end of this lab, students should be able to:•understand that every volcanic event is different and so produces a unique deposit•convert from units of...

  2. 1st IAVCEI/GVM Workshop: "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment", Geneva, 27-29 June 2018

    18 Dec 2018 | Workshops | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    The complexity of volcanic risk analysis typically resides in the interaction of multiple hazard, vulnerability and exposure aspects dynamically acting over various spatial and temporal scales. Risk analyses provide an evidence-based approach to development and implementation of proactive...

  3. A Matlab implementation of the Carey and Sparks (1986) model

    04 Nov 2015 | Offline Tools

    Download the code on GitHub: https://github.com/e5k/CareySparks86_MatlabFollow updates on: https://e5k.github.io/   This file is a Matlab implementation of the Carey and Sparks (1986) model to estimate i) the plume height above sampling altitude and ii) the wind speed at the...

  4. A new method to identify the vent location of tephra fall deposits based on thickness or maximum clast size measurements (SVL)

    17 Apr 2018 | Offline Tools

    This tool presents a new method to identify the vent location of tephra fall deposits based on thickness or maximum clast size measurements. It is temporarily named "svl", which is short for Source Vent Locator. The method estimates the vent location by coupling semi-empirical models...

  5. Civil protection exercises for volcanic risk management. The VUELCO experience at midway.

    20 Nov 2014 | Courses | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    This lecture was given during the short-course titled "Coping with volcanic unrest" held in Quito (Ecuador) on November 2014.The presentation illustrates some essential key-elements to take into account in the preparation of a simulation exercise, providing useful suggestion taken...

  6. Estimating Volcanic Risk in the Lesser Antilles

    26 Sep 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    The potential catastrophic effects of future volcanic eruptions in the Lesser Antilles can be decreased by the utilisation of effective risk quantification measures and their subsequent incorporation into disaster risk reduction strategies. A volcanic risk study conducted by the Norwegian...

  7. INQUA–INTAV International Field Conference and Workshop: Crossing New Frontiers

    14 Mar 2018 | Workshops

    The INQUA International Focus Group on Tephrochronology and Volcanism (INTAV) cordially invites you to participate in the Crossing New Frontiers - Tephra Hunt in Transylvania international field conference that aims to continue the long tradition of very successful inter-INQUA congress tephra...

  8. Insights from Volcanic Unrest Simulation Exercises

    18 Jun 2015 | Presentations | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    Lecture given during the second VUELCO short-course, held in Dominica on 13th and 14th May 2015. 

  9. La erupción del volcán Calbuco en 2015: Volcanología, sociedad y ecosistemas

    25 Apr 2017 | Publications | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    La erupción del 22-23 de abril de 2015 del Volcán Calbuco tuvo impactos en las actividades sociales y ecosistemas en el sur de Chile y en Argentina, debido a la espesa caída de piroclastos, corrientes calientes de gases y rocas, además de flujos de lodo...

  10. Maar-diatremes - a course module

    14 Dec 2019 | Educational Materials

    Maar-diatremes are one of the most common volcanic landforms on Earth, and represent an end-member type of volcano whose eruptions are dominated by explosive, subsurface magma-water interaction.  Thus they should form an important component of volcanology courses.  The recent decade has...

  11. Mono-Inyo Tephra Database

    01 Aug 2017 | Data Sets/Collections

    The Mono-Inyo Craters is a zone of active volcanism in California, USA, that extends from Mammoth Mountain and Long Valley caldera in the south to the islands of Mono Lake in the north.  This resource provides the citation for the Mono-Inyo tephra database.  The database can...

  12. puffin

    14 Dec 2019 | Tools

    puffin = a tool to run the volcanic ash dispersal model -- puff -- based on the plume trajectory model -- bent.

  13. Spread sheet to calculate tephra volume for exponential thinning

    14 Dec 2019 | Offline Tools

    An Excel spread sheet and instructions are provided to calculate tephra volume for exponential thinning on a log(thickness) versus square root of area plot. The spread sheet calculates volumes for a single straight line and for two straight lines. The equations for the calculations are from...

  14. Tephra 2014 - Maximizing the potential of tephra for multidisciplinary science

    14 Dec 2019 | Workshops

    Tephra deposits are used by diverse communities: volcanologists, petrologists, tephrochronologists, paleoclimatologists, paleoecologists and archaeologists. To perhaps be too reductionist, volcanologists are generally interested in tephra to understand eruption behavior, frequency, and hazards;...

  15. Tephra 2014 Field Trip Guide

    14 Dec 2019 | Publications

    Guidebook for the field trip to Mount Saint Helens conducted 4-August-2014 as part of the Tephra 2014 workshop.

  16. Tephra 2014-2020 Document Repository

    01 Jul 2015 | Publications

    Beginning with the consensus document (with three appendices) resulting from the Tephra 2014 Workshop, this is the document repository for the Tephra 2014, 2017 and 2020 Workshops on standardization.The immediate goal of the tephra standardization effort is to translate checklists...

  17. Tephra 2017 Workshop : Best practices in tephra collection, analysis, and reporting leading toward better tephra databases

    15 Jun 2017 | Workshops

    Best practices in tephra collection, analysis, and reporting: Leading toward better tephra databasesThis is a page for the Tephra 2017 workshop, held in Portland, OR, 19 August 2017.  The workshop was a follow-on to the Tephra 2014 workshop, held 3-7 August 2014, also in...

  18. Tephra in Quaternary Science 2011 Edinburgh Workshop Report: The Eyjafjallajökull eruptions of 2010

    18 Aug 2011 | Publications

    Report and Community Statement from the workshop on the Eyjafjallajokull eruptions of 2010 and implications for tephrochronology, volcanology and Quaternary studies, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, 5th‐6th May 2011. The first meeting of Tephra in Quaternary Science (TIQS), the...

  19. Tephra isopach, extent and volume calculation in R

    14 Dec 2019 | Offline Tools

    The method presented here is used to interpolate the thickness distribution of tephra fall deposits from point measurements. It first reconstructs the general thickness decay pattern, or "trend," and then models the residuals that cannot be explained by the trend with...

  20. Tephra2

    14 Dec 2019 | Tools

    Tephra2 uses the advection diffusion equation to forecast tephra dispersion in a given location based on a user-defined set of eruptive conditions.