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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards:G10073

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Count Component Title Abstract
1 Volcanic Ash Advisory Database, 1983-2003 Volcanic ash is a significant hazard to aviation and can also affect global climate patterns. To ensure safe navigation and monitor possible climatic impact, the NOAA Satellite Services Division (SSD) tracks volcanic ash eruptions throughout the world. After an eruption, SSD issues a Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) message and a forecast of ash location in the atmosphere from the Volcanic Ash Forecast Transport and Dispersion (VAFTAD) model. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Database contains VAA messages, VAFTAD model output, and substantiating information from 1983 to 2003, that have been scanned into image format. The substantiating information includes surface weather observations, pilot reports, volcanic observatory reports, news media reports, and satellite imagery for each event. This database is static and is no longer being updated by NGDC.
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Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
    1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
      1 Volcanic Ash Advisory Database, 1983-2003
      • 2006-03-14
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      Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
      4 Paula Dunbar Paula Dunbar DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Paula.Dunbar@noaa.gov haz.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact
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      CI_OnlineResource

      Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
      1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/vol_ash.shtml Volcanic Ash Advisory Database Inventory Search Use this form to search the inventory of the volcanic ash advisory database. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Database contains VAA messages, VAFTAD model output, and substantiating information from 1983 to 2003, that have been scanned into image format. This database is static and is no longer being updated by NGDC. search
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      Bounding Box Temporal Extent
      Count Component Description West East North South Start End
      1 -179 179 89 -79 1983-07-18 2003-02-23
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      1 -179 179 89 -79
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      1 1983-07-18 2003-02-23
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      1 jpeg
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      1 NGDC Copyright Statement Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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