WIT Press


Development Of A Volcanic Risk Assessment Information System For The Prevention And Management Of Volcanic Crisis: Stating The Fundamentals

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GIS980111

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

986 kb

Author(s)

F. Gomez-Fernandez

Abstract

The variety of constraints that conventional methods devised to account for volcanic risk have commonly faced, has limited the successful achievement of this kind of study. The detailed analysis and categorisation of the most common difficulties found by classical volcanic risk assessments has allowed us to identify the basic elements that risk calculation procedures would have to include to become efficient. Due to the operational improvement that the incorporation to the risk assessment context of technologies such as GIS and physical simulation models can provide, the development of a volcanic risk assessment information system for early prevention

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