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Volcanic Ash: Science, Impacts and Forecasting Course
The focus of this series of modules is to provide the operational meteorologist with a thorough understanding of the cause and characteristics of volcanic eruptions, detecting volcanic ash, forecasting plume movement, and assessing societal impacts. This knowledge will increase the meteorologist's situational awareness regarding volcanoes and volcanic eruptions. It also will enable one to interpret the various volcanic products and translate scientific information about volcanoes into terms that are meaningful to the public.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Course
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: COMET-000-000-000-174
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Greg Byrd
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)