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Teacher Resource

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Course, Subject

Earth Science, Math, Science & Technology

Grade Levels

Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Web-based Resource

Access this resource at: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/


The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is a joint program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAFGI), and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS). AVO was formed in 1988, and uses federal, state, and university resources to monitor and study Alaska's hazardous volcanoes, to predict and record eruptive activity, and to mitigate volcanic hazards to life and property.

Through the website, visitors have a "front-row seat" on Augustine Volcano's sporadic eruptions. In addition to offering images from cameras, the site also gives hourly updates on ash blasts and allows the public to email questions to observatory scientists.

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