Hazards Webinar Series:
February 10, 2012
US Volcanic Hazards -- Peter Cervelli, Deputy-Scientist-In-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, USGS
Time - 12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 pm Mountain | 2:00 pm Central | 3:00 pm Eastern
Duration - 1 hour. The presentation was 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
Format - Online web presentation via phone and Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and answers following.
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About the Author: Dr. Peter Cervelli is currently Deputy-Scientist-In-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. He has also worked for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the Alaska Volcano Observatory, and is part of the Volcanic Science Center based in Menlo Park, CA. He recently returned from Utah, where he worked with other scientists to review response procedures for handling a major eruption from the Yellowstone volcano.
Webinar Overview: Volcanic hazards in the U.S. include volcanoes in Hawaii, Alaska, the Cascade Mountains, Yellowstone, and the Long Valley Caldera of eastern California. This webinar discussed the different levels of volcanic hazards facing the U.S. from its main volcanic centers and reviewed the risk associated with each and the strategies the government, scientists, and public agencies are employing to educate the public of these risks and respond to the risks when they are encountered. The webinar also included strategies for helping students engage with volcanic hazard assessments through real data and science being done today at the various volcano observatories within the USGS.
Materials from the WebinarVolcanic Hazards in the United States (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.1MB Feb9 12)
Watch the Screencast of the Webinar
References and related links
- U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1351 – Protocols for Geologic Hazards Response by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
- 2010 Professional Paper 1769: 2006 Eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska
Edited by John A. Power, Michelle L. Coombs, and Jeffrey T. Freymueller
- USGS Volcanic Hazards program (more info)
- USGS volcanoes fact sheets
- The Volcanoes Site Guide provides links to teaching materials from across the SERC sites related to teaching about volcanoes, including teaching activities, visualizations, and data and tools.
- The Hazards Site Guide provides links to teaching materials from across the SERC sites related to teaching about hazards, including activities and visualizations.
- Smithsonian Global Volcanic Program
- Volcano – National Geographic Video (came AFTER the famous Kraft Volcano! video and describes, for 20 minutes of this video, the lives and deaths of the Krafts)
- USGS Volcanoes Photoglossary (more info)
- VHub: Collaborative volcano research and risk mitigation: VHub Resource Warehouse
- IAVCEI volcanic hazards videos
- MARGINS Min-Lesson Collections
- URI Graduate School of Oceanography Online Labs: Vesuvius and Lava
- Exercise to introduce students to Google Earth and geologic landforms: Digital Planet
- USGS Geology of North Cascades National Park Virtual Field Trips
- Popular Articles:
Other resources on Volcanic Hazards Topics from the On the Cutting Edge program:
- Teaching Activities
- Visualizations, including animations and videos.
- A browsable collection of teaching materials related to volcanoes from On the Cutting Edge
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