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Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 1


Jeff Braun

Jeff Osiensky








Learning objectives:

  1. Part one of a two part set that describes and discusses Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash as hazards to people, aviation, and shows different methods of observation, analysis and modeling.
  2. Primary categories:
    1. Volcano Types
    2. Hazards on the Ground and in the Air
    3. Ash/Aerosol Remote Sensing, Detection and Other Observations
    4. Modeling and Plume Dispersion
    5. Recent Examples and Hypothetical Eruptions

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Audio playback (recommended for low-bandwidth users) – This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the audio playback file (89 MB) from the following link:

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


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