Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

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Volcanic Hazards Warnings: Effective Communications of

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27737-5_634-1



Complex Adaptive System


Early Warning System


International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction


International Strategy for Disaster Reduction


National Incident Management System


Notice to Airmen


National Volcano Early Warning System


US Geological Survey


Volcanic Ash Advisory


Volcanic Ash Advisory Center


Volcano Alert Level System


Volcanic Activity Notice


Volcano Early Warning System


Volcano Hazard Program


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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Authors and Affiliations

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