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...
2017 AGU Fall Meeting Session - V036: Volcanic Ash—Generation, Transport, Impacts, and Applications
20 Jun 2017
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
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...
Abstracts from the UK community meeting on the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, April 2010.
28 Feb 2011
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...
bent: A model of plumes in crossflow
11 Nov 2010 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
Bent is an integral trajectory model for calculation of plume parameters in the presence of a crossflow (wind). It has been validated against data for eruptions from Kliuchevskoi and Avachinskiy volcanoes, Russia.
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...
Confort 15 (Conflow improvement)
22 Apr 2016 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
We present an updated version of the Conflow model, an open-source numerical model for flow in eruptive conduits during steady-state pyroclastic eruptions (Mastin and Ghiorso, 2000). In the Confort 15 program, several updates were considered:The rheological parameters of the model are...
Detecting volcanic ash from space
08 Feb 2011
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
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...
Documentation for "Effect of particle entrainment on the runout of pyroclastic density currents"
08 Sep 2016 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
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:...
27 Jul 2010 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
UPDATE: A new version of dWind is now available as part of the TephraProb package here: https://vhub.org/resources/4094It allows to download wind data from both the NOAA NCEP Reanalysis 1 and the ECMWF Era-Interim datasets and provides a variety of functions to plot and analyse wind...
Eruption data for ash-cloud model validation
04 Apr 2013
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 | 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...
Eyjafjallajokull WMO meeting, Geneva, Bursik presentation
19 Oct 2010 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
Presentation given at WMO, Geneva, Switzerland by M. Bursik, attempting to summarize work of this group to date (18 Oct 2010).LaTeXNSF-RAPID grant EAR-1041775, Icelandic Meteorological Office
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...
Hazards of volcanic ash
29 Nov 2011
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...
Numerical fallout models: An introduction based on Suzuki (1983)
08 Feb 2011 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik
Suzuki, T., 1983. A theoretical model for dispersion of tephra, in: D. Shimozuru and I. Yokoyama (eds) Arc Volcanism: Physics and Tectonics, Terra Scientific Publishing, Tokyo, 95-116.
Observing volcanic clouds
29 Jun 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: William I. Rose