Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACS)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACS)
Description:
Abstract:
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other Aviation concerns recognized the need to keep aviators informed of volcanic hazards. To that end, nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers were created. These centers are tasked with monitoring Volcanic Ash plumes with in their assigned airspace. Each VAAC is responsible for providing Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAA) whenever an volcanic event occurs in their area of responsibility. Anchorage VAAC - Anchorage, AK, United States Buenos Aires VAAC - Buenos Aires, Argentina Darwin VAAC - Darwin, Australia London VAAC - London, United Kingdom Montreal VAAC - Montreal, Canada Tokyo VAAC - Tokyo, Japan Toulouse VAAC - Toulouse, France Washington VAAC - Washington, DC, United States Wellington VAAC - Wellington, New Zealand Each Volcanic Ash Advisory Center performs these functions: - Develop and execute numerical meteorological and volcanic ash dispersion numerical models in real-time. - Continuously obtain and use satellite information to discriminate volcanic ash clouds from weather clouds. - Issue Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAAs), and provide guidance to World Meteorological Organizations (WMOs) for Sigmet issuance involving volcanic ash. - Provide advisory service to Regional Area Forecast Centers (RAFCs), Meteorological Watch Offices (MWOs) and other VAACs. - Coordinate aviation and public information about volcanic episodes with the national and international volcanic community. - Provide adequate communications with the aviation and public community and other VAACs. [Adapted from the following VAAC web pages: "http://www.alaska.net/~aawu/vaacdesc.html" "http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/"]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION > AVIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > HAZARD ASSESSMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > HAZARD MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > ASH/DUST COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Theme_Keyword: GMS > JAPAN GEOSTATIONARY METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: GOES > NOAA GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: TOMS > TOTAL OZONE MAPPING SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: Advisories
Theme_Keyword: Advisory
Theme_Keyword: Assessments
Theme_Keyword: Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Imagery
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Images
Theme_Keyword: Satellites
Theme_Keyword: Vaacs
Theme_Keyword: Vaftad
Theme_Keyword: Volcanic Ash Clouds
Theme_Keyword: Volcanic Ash Forecast Transport And Dispersion
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/SSD > Satellite Services Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: OSDPD INFORMATION PROCESSING DIVISION
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Limin.Zhao@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Volcano Ash Advisory Centers
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.alaska.net/~aawu/vaac.html
Access_Instructions:
Alaska Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/
Access_Instructions:
Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cmc.ec.gc.ca/cmc/CMOE/vaac/A-vaac.html
Access_Instructions:
Montreal Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.meteo.fr/aeroweb/info/vaac/
Access_Instructions:
The Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/
Access_Instructions:
Washington, DC Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000621
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130211
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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