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A new Volcanic managEment Risk Database desIgn (VERDI): Application to El Hierro Island (Canary Islands)

AutorBartolini, Stefania ; Becerril, Laura ; Martí Molist, Joan
Fecha de publicación2014
CitaciónJournal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 288: 132- 143 (2014)
ResumenOne of the most important issues in modem volcanology is the assessment of volcanic risk, which will depend - among other factors - on both the quantity and quality of the available data and an optimum storage mechanism. This will require the design of purpose-built databases that take into account data format and availability and afford easy data storage and sharing, and will provide for a more complete risk assessment that combines different analyses but avoids any duplication of information. Data contained in any such database should facilitate spatial and temporal analysis that will (1) produce probabilistic hazard models for future vent opening, (2) simulate volcanic hazards and (3) assess their socio-economic impact. We describe the design of a new spatial database structure, VERDI (Volcanic managEment Risk Database design), which allows different types of data, including geological, volcanological, meteorological, monitoring and socio-economic information, to be manipulated, organized and managed. The root of the question is to ensure that VERDI will serve as a tool for connecting different kinds of data sources, GIS platforms and modeling applications. We present an overview of the database design, its components and the attributes that play an important role in the database model. The potential of the VERDI structure and the possibilities it offers in regard to data organization are here shown through its application on El Hierro (Canary Islands). The VERDI database will provide scientists and decision makers with a useful tool that will assist to conduct volcanic risk assessment and management. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.10.009
Identificadoresdoi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.10.009
issn: 0377-0273
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