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Impact of Volcanic Ash on Air Traffic
January 16, 2013 | United States Geological Survey

This USGS video explains the impact of volcanic ash on air traffic and the work of USGS scientists in monitoring volcanic eruptions.

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Arizona Volcanoes and Power Plants
August 8, 2013 | Arizona Geological Survey
The Arizona Geological Survey has a new publication on the geochronology of the Sentinel-Arlington volcanic field of western Maricopa County. "This review is intended to provide basic information regarding geologically recent volcanic activity near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, and is intended to contribute to a re-evaluation of geologic hazards in the general area.” Quoted from AZGS.

The Utah Supervolcano
December 15, 2013 | Brigham Young University
"Brigham Young University geologists found evidence of some of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth’s history right in their own backyard. These supervolcanoes aren’t active today, but 30 million years ago more than 5,500 cubic kilometers of magma erupted during a one-week period near a place called Wah Wah Springs." Quoted from the Brigham Young University press release. Related: Volcanic Explosivity Index

Monitoring the Fire Below Yellowstone
April 15, 2013 | American Museum of Natural History
Three of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in geologic history occurred at a place now visited by nearly four million people a year: Yellowstone National Park.

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