The fifteenth meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on Montserrat Volcanic Activity took place at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) from 15 to 17 November 2010. These reports are the main products of that meeting.
Part I of the report of the meeting contains the main findings and Part II contains the technical aspects of the risk assessment. A Preliminary Statement from the full SAC meeting was issued on 17 November 2010 (Appendix 4). A radio phone-in with the public was held on the evening of 17 November with Kafu Cabey on Radio ZJB. Appendix 5 provides a glossary of technical terms, and Appendix 6 gives a modified version of the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) scale of risk, which we use for Montserrat volcano risks.
Following the emplacement of the longest pyroclastic flow yet within the Belham valley in January 2010 we focused on the issue of pyroclastic flow hazard in the lower Belham valley during this meeting, discussing the results from a series of new computer simulations of the flows. Finalising this work delayed the publication of the report. The staff of MVO, as usual, proved accommodating and stimulating hosts.
Download Main Report (Part I) here.
Download Technical Report (Part II) here.