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Hazard information management, interagency coordination, and impacts of the 2005-2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano: Chapter 28 in The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska

Professional Paper 1769-28

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Edited by:
John A. Power, Michelle L. Coombs, and Jeffrey T. Freymueller

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Abstract

Dissemination of volcano-hazard information in coordination with other Federal, State, and local agencies is a primary responsibility of the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). During the 2005-6 eruption of Augustine Volcano in Alaska, AVO used existing interagency relationships and written protocols to provide hazard guidance before, during, and after eruptive events. The 2005-6 eruption was notable because of the potential for volcanogenic tsunami, which required establishment of a new procedure for alerts of possible landslide-induced tsunami in Cook Inlet. Despite repeated ash-cloud generating explosions and far-traveled ash clouds, impacts from the event were relatively minor. Primary economic losses occurred when air carriers chose to avoid flights into potentially unsafe conditions. Post-eruption evaluations by agencies involved in the response indicated weaknesses in information centralization and availability of specific information regarding ash fall hazards in real time.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hazard information management, interagency coordination, and impacts of the 2005-2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano: Chapter 28 in The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1769
Chapter:
28
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Description:
23 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Title:
The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska
First page:
645
Last page:
667
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N