Workshop on Wind-remobilisation processes of volcanic ash, Consensual Document
21 Feb 2020
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...
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...
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#:...
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:...
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...
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...
New Methods and Computer Codes for Volcanic Modelling
18 Jul 2013
This workshop was undertaken before the IAVCEI conference in July 2013, complementing the session on "Stress, strain and mass changes at active volcanoes. It brings together seismic and geodetic methods and computational approaches for modelling volcanic processes.Material presented includes:1....
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...
Volcanic clouds observed by the A-Train satellite constellation
12 Mar 2012
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...
Hazards of volcanic ash
29 Nov 2011
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...
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
Keweenaw Boulder Garden
27 Apr 2011
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~raman/SilverI/Boulder_Garden/ Boulder Gardens are selected and arranged groups of boulders, designed for an educational purpose. At Michigan Tech we selected 40 diverse and representative glacial lag boulders which represent the lithology of all of the regional surficial...
Tephra2: Student Version
21 Feb 2020 | Tools
The Tephra2 ash dispersion model run via a GUI designed for student use.
The Chaiten eruption, Chile, May 2008: field observations.
21 Feb 2020 | 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.
21 Feb 2020 | 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...
Detecting volcanic ash from space
21 Feb 2020 | 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
21 Feb 2020 | 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...
Numerical fallout models: An introduction based on Suzuki (1983)
21 Feb 2020 | Presentations | 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.
PASI: Volcanic Hazards and Remote Sensing in Pacific Latin America
21 Feb 2020 | Workshops | 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...