Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1719–1739, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1719-2020

Special issue: Analysis and prediction of natural airborne aviation hazards

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1719–1739, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1719-2020

Research article 12 Jun 2020

Research article | 12 Jun 2020

A volcanic-hazard demonstration exercise to assess and mitigate the impacts of volcanic ash clouds on civil and military aviation

Marcus Hirtl et al.

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The paper summarizes the set-up and outcome of a volcanic-hazard demonstration exercise, with the goals of assessing and mitigating the impacts of volcanic ash clouds on civil and military aviation. Experts in the field simulated the sequence of procedures for an artificial eruption of the Etna volcano in Italy. The scope of the exercise ranged from the detection of the assumed event to the issuance of early warnings and optimized rerouting of flights.
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