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Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 2


Jeff Braun

Jeff Osiensky








Learning objectives:

  1. Part two 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. Mt. Redoubt Volcano – 2009
    2. The Key Players (Organizational Structure)
    3. Goals (Past, Present, and Future)
    4. The Flow of Information
    5. Volcano Observatories and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers
    6. Eyjafjallajökull – Lessons Learned
    7. Coming Soon

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 (63 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

Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 1 is a prerequisite to this session.


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Bernie Connell


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