The New Zealand Volcano Alert Level System - Its Performance in Recent Eruptive Activity

A revised volcanic alert system was introduced in New Zealand after a major episode of volcanic eruption occurred from Crater Lake, Mt. Ruapehu. The alert system is based on six levels and has two separate schemes that differentiate clearly between reawakening activity at a dormant volcano and frequently active volcanoes. This system is not intended to be predictive, but provides an indication of status of eruption. The revised system was used during 1995 and 1996 eruption episodes at Ruapehu and also during eruptions that occurred at White Island from 1998 to 2001.

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  • Publication Date: 2004-11


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  • Media Type: Print
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  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, June 21-24, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia

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  • Created Date: May 27 2005 3:34PM