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2011-07-24 06:00:00

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for a remote volcano in the Aleutian Islands which, according to various media reports, lies underneath a major American flight route. According to the Daily Mail, the volcano in question--5,676-foot tall Mount Cleveland (also known as Cleveland Volcano) on the western end of the island of Chuhinadak--"could be poised for its first big eruption in ten years," which has experts anticipating that "it could erupt at any moment,...

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2009-07-01 08:45:00

Alaska's Mount Redoubt has gradually slowed down in activity since the last eruption three months ago. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said on Tuesday that seismic activity has calmed down and the eruptions may have stopped. The observatory has dropped the alert levels for the areas around the mountain. Several eruptions starting in March interrupted air traffic and covered Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and Wasilla with ash. Due to prior events, geologists felt that the eruptions would be...

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2009-04-08 09:05:01

Collect first data on lightning during volcano's initial eruption Researchers hit the jackpot in late March, when, for the first time, they began recording data on lightning in a volcanic eruption--right from the start of the eruption. Using a multi-station, ground-based Lightning Mapping Array, the scientists advanced our understanding of electrical activity during a volcanic eruption. Portable Lightning Mapping Arrays are now set up in several areas of the country, and are becoming...

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2009-04-06 13:55:00

Residents of Alaska's largest city near Mount Redoubt are being forced to take strong measures due to the irritation caused by volcanic ash spewing from the volcano's top, the Associated Press reported. Those near the volcano occasionally have to wear air-filtration masks and stretch panty hose over the air intake of cars and trucks. Anchorage resident Brad Sandison, a retired truck driver and avid cyclist who carries a face mask and goggles whenever he rides near the volcano, said he is...

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2009-04-03 16:55:00

"It's very fine but angular "“ the sharp edges make it feel gritty and abrasive.""It can cause short circuits and failure of electronic components ... and physical damage to equipment.""It's much more abrasive than sand....scratches anything that comes in contact....""...a real nuisance....stuck to everything "“ equipment, instruments,...likely to penetrate seals,....plugs bolt holes, fouls tools, ....."These quotes seem to all refer to the same annoying substances, but they...

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2009-03-28 12:05:00

Friday saw another round of volcanic explosions at Alaska's Mount Redoubt, shooting ash clouds as high as 50,000 feet above sea level and sending drivers on a run to the auto parts store for replacement air filters, the Associated Press reported. The majority of the ash was anticipated to fall to the north, the National Weather Service proposed, however slight amounts of ash from two Friday eruptions, as well as smaller overnight eruptions, could send ash falling on Anchorage itself. ...

2009-03-27 20:34:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines resumed flights in and out of Alaska this afternoon following the clearing of ash clouds from Mount Redoubt. Scheduled service will operate through Friday evening so long as ash clouds stay out of the area. However, flights to Nome and Kotzebue have been canceled due to the safety...

2009-03-27 15:47:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has resumed some flights in and out of Alaska following a volcanic eruption of Mount Redoubt at 8:40 a.m. today. Flights are operating on a limited basis pending favorable reports that ash clouds have moved out of the area. Travelers are advised to check the status of flights before...

2009-03-24 13:42:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines will resume flights in and out of Alaska this morning following the clearing of ash clouds from Mt. Redoubt. Scheduled service to Bethel, Nome and Kotzebue, Alaska, will operate pending favorable reports that ash clouds have moved out of the area. Sixteen late-night and early...

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2009-03-24 12:30:00

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the 10,200-foot Mount Redoubt in Alaska erupted five times overnight Sunday, propelling a 9 mile cloud of ash into the air, the Associated Press reported.  Although residents of the state's most populated city did not witness any falling ash, small communities just north of Anchorage observed bits of falling, fine gray dust on Monday. In a small 24-hour grocery store located in Willow, a small town just 50 miles north of Anchorage, 56-year old,...


Latest Aleutian Range Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Katmai National Park And Preserve
2013-03-18 11:16:47

Katmai National Park and Preserve is located in southern Alaska and holds 4,093,077 acres of protected land, of which 3,473,000 acres of land is comprised of designated wilderness. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that made the area into a national monument. This was done in order to protect the area around Novarupta, a new volcano at the time that erupted and formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Despite the areas designation as a national monument, there were not many...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'