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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 Webinar

Presentation Powerpoint: Volcanic Hazards in the United States (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.1MB Feb9 12)

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