Natural Hazards Tephra Fallout Lab
12 Jul 2020 | 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...
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...
2017 AGU Fall Meeting Session - V036: Volcanic Ash—Generation, Transport, Impacts, and Applications
20 Jun 2017 | Miscellaneous
Dear all,We invite you to submit an abstract to our session and look forward to you joining us at AGU 2017 in New Orleans, December 11 - 15, 2017.V036: Volcanic Ash—Generation, Transport, Impacts, and ApplicationSession ID#:...
2nd IUGG-WMO Workshop on Ash Dispersal Forecast and Civil Aviation, Consensual Document
18 Feb 2014 | Workshops
An international expert community of volcano observatories, academic scientists, volcanic ash advisory centres and representatives of aviation regulators, engine manufacturers and airlines met in Geneva on 18-20 November 2013 to discuss progress on ash dispersal forecasting and produce a roadmap...
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...
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...
Abstracts from the UK community meeting on the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, April 2010.
28 Feb 2011 | Miscellaneous
This is the meeting abstract volume from a rapidly assembled UK community-wide meeting to discuss the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its consequences. The meeting was supported by the UK National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO; Natural Hazards theme, http://comet.nerc.ac.uk) and the...
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...
Detecting volcanic ash from space
08 Feb 2011 | Presentations
How satellites detect, map and measure volcanic ash in volcanic clouds. HYSPLIT and volcanic cloud satellite observations. Volcanic cloud stages. Infrared satellite detectors, split window. Evolution of volcanic clouds from space platforms.Rose, W I, G J S Bluth, D J Schneider, G G J Ernst, C M...
Direct sampling of volcanic clouds
08 Feb 2011 | Presentations
Volcanic clouds have only sporadically been directly sampled. Sampling is advantageous to validate remote sensing. Direct sampling was more common in the 1978-1984 period before the hazards to jet aircraft were understood and when piston aircraft sampling was more prevalent. This sampling...
Eruption data for ash-cloud model validation
04 Apr 2013 | Data Sets/Collections
This is a collection of data, references, and links to data on well-documented eruptions whose observations can be used to validate ash-cloud transport models. Data include, among other things, plume height, duration, erupted volume, satellite observations, numerical wind fields, and grain-size...
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...
Eyjafjallajökull, volcanic clouds and aviation - one year on
05 Aug 2011 | Workshops
A workshop at the 2011 IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia, lead by Andrew Tupper (Australian Bureau of Meteorology), Fred Prata (Norwegian Institute for Air Research), and Arnau Folch (Barcelona Supercomputing Center).The Eyjafjallajokull eruption, resulting in ground and air...
Hazards of volcanic ash
29 Nov 2011 | Presentations
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...
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.
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...
Maar-diatremes - a course module
12 Jul 2020 | 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...
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...
New Methods and Computer Codes for Volcanic Modelling
18 Jul 2013 | Workshops
This workshop was undertaken before the IAVCEI conference in July 2013, complementing the session on "Stress, strain and mass changes at active volcanoes. It brings together seismic and geodetic methods and computational approaches for modelling volcanic processes.Material presented includes:1....