Natural Hazards Tephra Fallout Lab
04 Mar 2011 | 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...
Alaska Volcanoes Guidebook for Teachers
02 Mar 2011 | Educational Materials
USGS GIP 99 Alaska Volcanoes Guidebook for Teachers http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/99/ Alaska's volcanoes, like its abundant glaciers, charismatic wildlife, and wild expanses inspire and ignite scientific curiosity and generate an ever-growing source of questions for students in Alaska and throughout...
The Chaiten eruption, Chile, May 2008: field observations.
28 Feb 2011 | Presentations
A short summary presentation of rapid-response fieldwork following the 2008 eruption of Chaiten, southern Chile. This short presentation was given in September 2009, and has been updated with appropriate citation to work published since then.F Alfano, C Bonadonna, ACM Volentik, CB Connor, SFL...
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...
Bubbles in Magmas
22 Feb 2011 | Educational Materials
Chuck ConnorPeter LaFeminaC. Connor, P. LaFemina, Spreadsheets across the Curriculum: The Physical Volcanology Collection.
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...
AshFall: A graduate course in volcanology with substantial meteorological content
26 Jan 2011 | Courses
Michigan Tech's AshFall course by William I. Rose.This series of lectures was put together in 2009 as the lecture part of a graduate level course which students did some evaluations of ashfall models, comparing their results with actual ashfall deposits, including the Grain size distributions...