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  1. 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...

  2. PYFLOW_2.0. A new tool for estimating the impact parameters and the deposition rate and time of dilute PDCs based on field data

    22 Nov 2017 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik

    PYFLOW_2.0 is a hazard tool for the calculation of the impact parameters of dilute pyroclastic density currents (DPDCs). DPDCs represent the dilute turbulent type of gravity flows that occur during explosive volcanic eruptions; their hazard is the result of their mobility and the capability...

  3. 2017 AGU Fall Meeting Session - V036: Volcanic Ash—Generation, Transport, Impacts, and Applications

    20 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): amanda rachelle hintz

    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#:...

  4. 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...

  5. 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:...

  6. 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...

  7. VUELCO- Dominica Exercise Debriefing Report

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

    Document summarizing the debriefing of the exercise, developed with the contribution of all the involved partners.

  8. 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. 

  9. Volcanic risk management in Italy: a perspective from a decision maker.

    23 Apr 2015 | Contributor(s): E Bruce Pitman, Abani Patra

    Lecture given to the 1st VUELCO workshop held in Colima (Mexico) during the 7th Cities on Volcanoes Conference, 18th November 2012

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. PASI: Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America

    11 Jan 2011 | Contributor(s): Marcus I Bursik

    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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. dWind

    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...