Author(s): F. Patania, A. Gagliano, F. Nocera & G. Sciuto
The eruption of the Etna volcano lasted from October 2002 to January 2003 and
has been marked both from severe effusive-explosive activity and very
impressive ash emissions, sometimes reaching more than 4.700 m above sea
In Catania city, at the foot of the volcano, and in surrounding small towns, the
phenomena has been very impressive as the values of ash fallout on some days
reached about 2,5 Kg/m2.
Owing to the amount of ash fallout there has been
large and marked economic damage for agriculture and transport services both
by road and by air: it is enough to evaluate the economic damage to know that
there has been the loss of use of the International Airport of Catania for a long...
Size: 1,271 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/AIR030371
the Full Article
This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon below.
this page to a colleague.