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2009-04-11 12:25:00

The U.S. government will spend $15.2 million to modernize equipment for monitoring U.S. volcanoes and improving warning systems, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Salazar said the United States and its territories have 169 active volcanoes, and 54 of them need improved monitoring so scientists can warn the public about explosive disruptions, alert aircraft to ash clouds and inform communities of falling ash, lava and mud flows. One example Salazar cited was the recent activity of...

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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...

2009-03-29 00:05:00

SEATTLE, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has suspended its remaining flights in and out of Anchorage for Saturday night after Mount Redoubt erupted again about 3:40 p.m.Alaska time and generated ash clouds that pose a significant risk to air travel. Shortly after the airline suspended flights, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ceased all operations about 6 p.m.Alaska time because of volcanic ash falling in the area. Alaska Airlines will evaluate resuming service...

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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...

2009-03-26 17:57:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has suspended all flights into and out of Anchorage, Alaska, due to the mid-morning eruption of Mt. Redoubt. Weather reports indicate the ash clouds are moving north and near Anchorage, posing a significant risk to air travel. Flights will be suspended until daylight March 27, 2009. Travelers are advised to check the status of flights before leaving home...

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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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.