Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

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Volcanic Hazards Warnings: Effective Communications of

  • C. J. FearnleyEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27737-5_634-1

Glossary

CAS

Complex Adaptive System

EWS

Early Warning System

IDNDR

International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

ISDR

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NOTAM

Notice to Airmen

NVEWS

National Volcano Early Warning System

USGS

US Geological Survey

VAA

Volcanic Ash Advisory

VAAC

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center

VALS

Volcano Alert Level System

VAN

Volcanic Activity Notice

VEWS

Volcano Early Warning System

VHP

Volcano Hazard Program

VONA

Volcano Observatory Notices for Aviation

Introduction: Challenges to Volcanic Crisis Communication

There have been numerous volcanic crises and disasters over the last 100 years, despite significant advances in scientific knowledge, monitoring technologies, and the development of statistical and GIS-based models. Often these disasters have resulted from a breakdown in communication that has often been the result of no, or poor, early warning systems in place, or the failure of society to respond...

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  1. 1.Department of Science and Technology StudiesUniversity College LondonLondonUK