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  1. Workshop on the Impacts associated with the primary fallout of volcanic ash and subsequent aeolian remobilisation, Consensual Document

    03 Jun 2020 | Workshops

    The inherent complexity associated with volcanic eruptions and their relationship with societies requires innovative strategies about how we assess and manage risk. The 2011 Cordón Caulle eruption (2011-CC) demonstrated the additional complexity associated with secondary hazards and...

  2. Workshop on Wind-remobilisation processes of volcanic ash, Consensual Document

    03 Jun 2020 | Publications

    Explosive volcanic eruptions can eject large quantities of tephra into the atmosphere that can be dispersed and deposited over wide areas. Whilst the hazardous consequences of primary tephra fallout are well known, subsequent remobilisation of ash by aeolian processes can continue to present an...

  3. 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...

  4. 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#:...

  5. 2017 AGU Fall Meeting Session - V036: Volcanic Ash—Generation, Transport, Impacts, and Applications

    20 Jun 2017 | Miscellaneous | 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#:...

  6. 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...

  7. VUELCO- Dominica Exercise Debriefing Report

    18 Jun 2015 | Miscellaneous | 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 | 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. 

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

    23 Apr 2015 | Presentations | 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 | 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Disaster Zone - Montserrat Factsheet

    27 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    A factsheet on the Montserrat volcanic crisis. This was designed to suit the UK GCSE Geography curriculum, so very little science is included!

  15. Disaster Zone - Rocks

    26 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    See volcanic rocks up close and under the microscope. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; suitable for all ages, although younger children must be supervised.

  16. Disaster Zone - Make-a-Quake!

    26 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    An activity for all ages - build houses from Lego and Jenga blocks, then make an "earthquake" to see how well they survive; monitor the "seismic" waves on a laptop. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; use as a stall activity or in the classroom.

  17. Disaster Zone - Sounds of Disaster

    26 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    A game for all ages - find out what erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, avalanches, wildfires, etc sound like. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; use it as a stall or classroom activity.

  18. Disaster Zone - Eruption Styles Activity

    25 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    Recreate four different styles of volcanic eruption: effusive, Strombolian, Vulcanian, and Plinian. Part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource; suitable for all ages.Includes an activity guide, instructions on how to set up each of the four demonstrations, and pictures to show what...

  19. Disaster Zone - Dress up like a Volcanologist!

    25 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    Activity for all ages - part of the "Disaster Zone" stall / educational resource. People can dress up, then have their photo taken in front of a "volcano" background poster. Includes a guide on how to run the activity, background posters, activity sign, and a booklet showing volcanologists at...

  20. Disaster Zone - The Stall

    25 Feb 2013 | Educational Materials

    This is an overview of the "Disaster Zone" stall on natural hazards, for use at science fairs. Suitable for all ages.Included here are instructions on setting up the stall, signs and table coverings for printing, name badges, and sticker templates for printing. The stall activities (named in...