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Volcano Watch: Volcanic ash task force strengthens international consensus on aviation safety procedures

In July 2010, an International Volcanic Ash Task Force was created by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to look at how best to manage air traffic in the vicinity of ash clouds.

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Volcano Watch: Volcano tourism plumbs new depths

Adventurous tourists have an opportunity this summer for an experience reminiscent of the classic book and movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth”—the chance to explore the interior of a volcano in Iceland.

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Volcano Watch: Icelandic eruption and ash fall, the sequel

Volcano Watch: Icelandic eruption and ash fall, the sequel

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) On May 21, 2011, Grimsvotn volcano awoke from a seven-year eruptive slumber, producing an ash and gas plume about 17 km (10.6 miles) high. The eruption brought on immediate concern that airline traffic would be disrupted in Europe […]

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Volcano Watch: Evaluating aviation procedures for ash

Volcano Watch: Evaluating aviation procedures for ash

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano in April created what has been called the worst disruption of European and global air transport since World War II. For six days, as volcanic ash from the erupting volcano was blown […]

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Volcano Watch: Europeans wanted cash, not ash, from Iceland!

Volcano Watch: Europeans wanted cash, not ash, from Iceland!

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) An Icelandic volcano was prominently featured in March and April’s news, first for its gentle, tourist-friendly eruptions, and later for its catastrophic ash eruptions that shut down European air traffic for six days. The volcano’s name, Eyjafjallajökull or […]

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