1st IAVCEI/GVM Workshop: "From Volcanic Hazard to Risk Assessment", Geneva, 27-29 June 2018
18 Dec 2018 | 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...
An assessment of hydrothermal alteration in the Santiaguito lava dome complex, Guatemala: implications for dome collapse hazards
28 Feb 2013
A combination of field mapping, geochemistry, and remote sensing methods has been employed to determine the extent of hydrothermal alteration and assess the potential for failure at the Santiaguito lava dome complex, Guatemala. The 90-year-old complex of four lava domes has only experienced...
Civil protection exercises for volcanic risk management. The VUELCO experience at midway.
20 Nov 2014 | 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...
Documentation for "Effect of particle entrainment on the runout of pyroclastic density currents"
08 Sep 2016
This is a repository for the data and script used in, "Effect of particle entrainment on the runout of pyroclastic density currents."Here you will find:1. A compilation of splash function experimental data from this study and data that was extracted from seven other studies:...
Estimating Volcanic Risk in the Lesser Antilles
26 Sep 2013 | 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
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...
GPS and Volcano Monitoring
11 Aug 2011
This presentation is part of the workshop "Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America" held in Costa Rica in January 2011.Speaker: Chuck DeMets, University of Wisconsin-MadisonGPS and Volcano Monitoring .mp4Differential GPS as a Monitoring Tool on Volcano Santa Ana (Illamatepec)...
Insights from Volcanic Unrest Simulation Exercises
18 Jun 2015 | 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 | 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...
More Volcanic Ash Remote Sensing
27 Apr 2011
Environmental aspects of volcanic clouds as investigated by remote sensing tools. Ice in volcanic clouds. Separation of ash and SO2 in volcanic clouds.Rose, W. I., D. J. Delene, D. J. Schneider, G. J. S. Bluth, A. J. Krueger, I. Sprod, C. McKee, H. L. Davies and G. G. J. Ernst, 1995, Ice in the...
Mount St Helens 1980-6 Activity summary
27 Apr 2011 | Educational Materials
This series of two lectures summarizes the sequence of events asssociated with the 1980-86 eruptions of Mount St Helens, Washington State, USA. It is intended as a refresher for students and researchers.Lipman, Peter W., and Mullineaux, Donal R. (eds.), 1981, The 1980 Eruptions of Mount St....
New Techniques and Technologies for Remote Sensing of Volcanic Ash and SO2 Gas
29 Jun 2011 | Presentations
This presentation is part of the workshop "Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America" held in Costa Rica in January 2011.Speaker: Fred PrataFred Prata
Observing volcanic clouds
29 Jun 2011 | Presentations
This presentation is part of the workshop "Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America" held in Costa Rica in January 2011.Speaker: William I. Rose
13 May 2011 | Offline Tools
OMIplot is a software package that can be used to ingest, visualize and analyze sulfur dioxide (SO2) data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aboard NASA's Aura satellite. The OMI SO2 measurements can be used to track drifting volcanic eruption clouds and study volcanic degassing. OMI...
PASI: Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America
11 Jan 2011 | Workshops
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~raman/PASI2011The Open Vent Volcanoes PASI in Costa Rica gathered 60 scientists from 13 countries to build scientific networking in the transdisciplinary field of volcanology in January 2011. The accelerating application of field measurements and remote sensing to...
Pyroclastic density currents and local topography as seen with the conveyer model
15 Apr 2014 | Publications
Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are multiphase flows generated during explosive volcanic eruptions, and they move down the volcano, and over the surrounding topography. The flow-topography interaction can play a fundamental role in the sedimentary processes, and in the resulting deposit...
Remote Sensing of Volcanic Gas Emissions
29 Jun 2011 | Presentations
This presentation is part of the workshop "Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America" held in Costa Rica in January 2011.Speaker: Simon Carn
Satellite remote sensing of volcanic SO2 emissions
29 Nov 2011 | Presentations
Underwater volcano disaster - an Oxford Sparks Animation
19 Mar 2014 | Educational Materials
A short (2 minute) animation of a subduction zone and volcano, introducing the processes involved in subduction, melting and volcanism.This animation can be used as a stand alone item, or in a classroom. We have developed some class activities around an exercise in volcano monitoring at an...
Volcanic clouds observed by the A-Train satellite constellation
12 Mar 2012 | Data Sets/Collections
A collection of images showing volcanic eruption clouds detected by NASA's A-Train satellite constellation, which includes the Aqua, CALIPSO, CloudSat and Aura satellites. These examples demonstrate the unique ability of the A-Train to provide coincident, multi-spectral, active and passive remote...