San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Dr Andrew Tupper
Head of Australian Bureau of Meteorology National Operations Centre
The 2010 and 2011 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, Cordón Caulle, and other volcanoes have thrown a spotlight on the challenges of having a global volcanic cloud warning system for aircraft. In this lecture, Dr Andrew Tupper will discuss the threats posed by volcanic ash to aircraft, and will describe the work of the 2010-2012 International Civil Aviation Organization's International Volcanic Ash Task Force, created in response to the recent eruptions.
Andrew Tupper is currently the head of the Bureau of Meteorology's National Operations Centre, based in Melbourne, and was formerly in charge of the Bureau's operations in the Northern Territory. He is co-chair of the World Meteorological Organization’s Volcanic Ash Science Advisory Group and the Australian member for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s International Airways Volcano Watch Operations Group.
FREE TO ATTEND
Dinner after lecture with speaker and committee (optional and at own cost).
When & Where
Royal Aeronautical Society - Melbourne Branch
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