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Visualization of volcanic ash clouds

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2 Author(s)
Roth, M. ; Arctic Region Supercomput. Center, Alaska Univ., Fairbanks, AK, USA ; Guritz, R.

Ash clouds from a volcanic eruption-invisible to radar and nearly indistinguishable from weather clouds-pose a serious hazard to aviation safety. This article describes a system developed by the Alaska Volcano Observatory and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center for predicting and visualizing the movement of ash clouds. Using meteorological and geophysical data from volcanic eruptions, a supercomputer model provides predictions of ash cloud movements for up to 72 hours. The AVS (Ash-cloud Visualization System) controls the execution of the ash cloud model and displays the model output in 3D form, showing the location of the ash cloud over a digital terrain model

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )