Jos van Geffen, Michel Van Roozendael, Walter Di Nicolantonio, Lucia Tampellini,
Pieter Valks, Thilo Erbetseder, and Ronald van der A
in: Proceedings of the 2007 ENVISAT Symposium, 23--27 April 2007
Montreux, Switzerland, ESA publication SP-636 (CD-ROM).
Together with information from other sources, data from SACS can assist official organisations - the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAACs) - when issuing alerts regarding volcanic activity to air traffic control and airline organisations, so as to help them to decide whether to reroute aeroplanes in case of volcanic clouds.
This paper gives an overview of the background and structure of SACS and presents a few example results. More information and links to the data products (maps and data files) can be found via the SACS web portal http://sacs.aeronomie.be/ or via the PROMOTE website http://www.gse-promote.org/ under "special services".
Abstract 1. Introduction 2. Hazard to aviation 3. Users of SACS 4. Overview of the service 4.1 Processing system 4.2 Notification system 5. Validation 6. Concluding remarks AcknowledgmentsPDF file of the paper (6 pages; 382 kB)
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