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What have we learned from the volcanic eruptions in Iceland in 2010 and 2011?

Weinzierl, Bernadett and Diehl, Alexander (2014) What have we learned from the volcanic eruptions in Iceland in 2010 and 2011? promet, 39 (1/2), pp. 91-103. DWD. ISSN 0340-4552

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Abstract

Before the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in spring 2010, volcanic ash was not considered an issue in aviation meteorology in Central Europe. During the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, the prevailing meteorological conditions led to the fast transport of volcanic ash towards Central Europe. The presence of volcanic ash in the airspace over Europe caused very extensive restrictions to aviation which were the logical consequence of international regulations valid at that time. As a consequence of the volcanic eruption in 2010, there was the need to develop new procedures and regulations for an appropriate response to future volcanic eruptions. In this article, we give a retrospective view on the volcanic eruptions in Iceland in 2010 and 2011, present the concept of "Visible Ash" and summarize the national and international progress in the monitoring and forecasting of volcanic ash since 2010.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93229/
Document Type:Article
Title:What have we learned from the volcanic eruptions in Iceland in 2010 and 2011?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Weinzierl, BernadettDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Diehl, AlexanderDeutscher WetterdienstUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2014
Journal or Publication Title:promet
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:39
Page Range:pp. 91-103
Publisher:DWD
Series Name:DWD Promet
ISSN:0340-4552
Status:Published
Keywords:Eyjafjallajökull, volcano, volcanic ash, aviation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment, L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Walser, Adrian
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 08:13
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:50

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