Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4695–4714, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4695-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4695–4714, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4695-2018

Research article 06 Apr 2018

Research article | 06 Apr 2018

Reconstructing volcanic plume evolution integrating satellite and ground-based data: application to the 23 November 2013 Etna eruption

Matthieu Poret et al.

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The Volcano Doppler radar data base of Etna (VOLDORAD 2B) F. Donnadieu, P. Freville, S. Rivet, C. Hervier, and P. Cacault https://doi.org/10.18145/VOLDORAD.ETNA.2009

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This study aims at proposing a method to better assess the initial magma fragmentation produced during explosive volcanic eruptions. We worked on merging field, radar, and satellite data to estimate the total grain-size distribution, which is used within simulations to reconstruct the tephra loading and far-travelling airborne ash dispersal. This approach is applied to 23 November 2013, giving the very fine ash fraction related to volcanic hazards (e.g. air traffic safety).
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