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PubTalk 12/2010 — Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska

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-- the contrasting stories of two recent spectacular eruptions

by Stephanie Prejean, USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory


  • Alaskan volcanoes erupt frequently and violently. However each eruption is preceded by a unique set of geophysical precursors.
  • Eruptions of Redoubt and Kasatochi volcanoes highlight the challenges of doing real-time science in remote environments
  • Volcanic hazards and the impacts of eruptions vary widely, but all eruptions provide scientists with real-time, providing grounds for USGS research
  • Successful response to reuptions requires an understanding of Earth physics and close cooperation between government agencies




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