In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates the movement of ash after an eruption.
This media asset was adapted from Alaska Volcano Explorer by Dr. Anupma Prakash, Leslie D. Almberg, and Walter Cameron.
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