Status of Monitoring Active Volcanoes of the Kurile Islands: Present and Future

Air routes from Asia to North America that are significant to the International community are located to the east of and immediately above the Kurile Islands. Thirty-six volcanoes are active within the Kurile Island chain. These volcanoes are thought to be explosive, active, and capable of spewing volcanic ash to altitudes utilized by commercial airlines. The lack of communication links and remoteness of the islands interferes with the development of ground-based monitoring of the active volcanoes within the Kurile Islands. It is prudent, therefore, to utilize coordinated multi agency efforts and satellite imagery when responding to volcanic events, in order to reduce the risk to aviation and increase the chances of aviation safety when a volcanic eruption occurs.

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    Federal Coordinator, Meteorological Services & Support Research

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  • Authors:
    • Dean, Ken
    • Neal, Christina
    • Guryanov, Vyacheslav B
    • Terentyev, Nikolay S
    • Izbekov, Pavel
    • Karagusov, Y V
    • Rybin, Alexander V
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  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, June 21-24, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2005 3:43PM