Assigning a volcano alert level: negotiating uncertainty, risk, and complexity in decision-making processes

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Carina J Fearnley (2013)
  • Journal: Environment and Planning A, volume 45, issue 8 August, pages 1,891-1,911
  • Subject: volcano alert levels, risk, uncertainty, complexity, decision making, USGS

A volcano alert level system (VALS) is used to communicate warning information from scientists to civil authorities managing volcanic hazards. This paper provides the first evaluation of how the decision-making process behind the assignation of an alert level, using for... View more
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