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Scientist Speaks to Pilots About Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety

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Dennis Krohn standing next to members of the Ninety-Nines
Dennis Krohn (far right) standing next to members of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an association of female pilots, after his lecture on volcanic ash and aviation safety.
Dennis Krohn from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, FL, spoke to the Florida Suncoast chapter of the Ninety-Nines club on February 8. The Ninety-Nines, Inc., are an international organization of female pilots founded in 1929 to promote women in aviation.

Dennis met their program chairman, Sofia Payton, at the Girl Scouts 90th-anniversary celebration (see article in December 2002/January 2003 Sound Waves). Sofia liked Dennis' research topic on volcanic ash and aviation safety and asked him to be the speaker for the Ninety-Nines' February meeting at Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, FL. The women found the topic so interesting and important that they are asking him back to talk to their aviation-safety committee.

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St. Petersburg Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg, FL
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
International Organization of Women Pilots

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Manheim Lectures on Trends in Scientific and Technological Innovation

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Human Influence on Diatom Productivity and Sedimentation in Chesapeake Bay

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