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The Alaska Volcano Observatory - Expanded Monitoring of Volcanoes Yields Results

Fact Sheet 2004-3084

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Abstract

Recent explosive eruptions at some of Alaska's 52 historically active volcanoes have significantly affected air traffic over the North Pacific, as well as Alaska's oil, power, and fishing industries and local communities. Since its founding in the late 1980s, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has installed new monitoring networks and used satellite data to track activity at Alaska's volcanoes, providing timely warnings and monitoring of frequent eruptions to the aviation industry and the general public. To minimize impacts from future eruptions, scientists at AVO continue to assess volcano hazards and to expand monitoring networks.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The Alaska Volcano Observatory - Expanded Monitoring of Volcanoes Yields Results
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2004-3084
Edition:
Version 1.1, Revised Feb 6, 2009
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Description:
2 p.