Volcanic hazards to airports

  title={Volcanic hazards to airports},
  author={Marianne Guffanti and Gari C. Mayberry and Thomas J. Casadevall and Richard Wunderman},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
Volcanic activity has caused significant hazards to numerous airports worldwide, with local to far-ranging effects on travelers and commerce. Analysis of a new compilation of incidents of airports impacted by volcanic activity from 1944 through 2006 reveals that, at a minimum, 101 airports in 28 countries were affected on 171 occasions by eruptions at 46 volcanoes. Since 1980, five airports per year on average have been affected by volcanic activity, which indicates that volcanic hazards to… 
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