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Links from Aviation Hazards Session:



NOAA – Alaska Aviation Weather Unit

Anchorage Center Weather Service Unit

NWS Anchorage

NWS Alaska Region


NOAA NCEI – Volcanic Data and Information – Natural Hazards


NOAA – HYSPLIT Model Description

NOAA/NESDIS/SSD – Volcano Webcam Links

NOAA – READY: Volcanic Ash Transport And Dispersion (HYSPLIT Model)

NOAA/NWS Forecast Decision Training Branch (FDTB)

NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB)


USGS Links

USGS – Volcano Hazards Program


USGS – Volcanic Ash fall

USGS – Volcanic Ash–Danger to Aircraft in the North Pacific

USGS – Volcano Hazards Program Fact Sheets

USGS – Volcano Hazard Assessments

USGS – Volcano Hazards Program Publications

USGS – NVEWS: National Volcano Early Warning System

USGS – Ash Properties

USGS – Mount St. Helens

USGS – Volcanic Gases and Their Effects

USGS – Volcano Status Map

USGS – Volcanoes (The Book)


Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAAC) of the World

Anchorage, AK, United States

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Darwin, Australia

London, United Kingdom

Montreal, Canada

Tokyo, Japan

Toulouse, France

Washington, DC, United States

Wellington, New Zealand


Volcano Observatories

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Cascades Volcano Observatory

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

World Organization of Volcano Observatories

The Rest of the Observatories of the World


All The rest

Volcano Teaching Resources

Boeing Volcanic Ash Avoidance

Illustrated Volcano Glossary

Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety

San Diego State University – How Volcanoes Work

The Volcanoes of Canada

Michigan Tech University – Volcanic Clouds

Michigan Tech University – Volcano Information Links

The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program

University Wisconsin Space Science Engineering Center (SSEC)

UW Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)

CIMSS – Satellite Blog

State of Alaska Div. Air Quality – Volcanic Ash Fall

Colorado State University – Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

Colorado State University CIRA – VISIT Program