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Wind rose plots for the volcano: 245010 Taveuni


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Mastin, L.G., 2017, Plots of Wind Patterns of the World's Volcanoes: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This zip folder contains ASCII text files of vectors at the specified volcano at 12-hour intervals, from January 1, 1990 through December 28, 2009. The wind vectors are divided into five files, names by their elevation range above sea level in the atmosphere: 00-05km.txt; 05-11km.txt; 11-16km.txt; 16-24km.txt; and 24-30km.txt. The zip folder also contains a subfolder "figures", with Wind rose plots of wind direction and speed over this time period. The plots are by season, and by elevation, given a total of 20 plots (4 seasons, 5 elevation ranges). A summary plot is also included which gives the year-round wind pattern at the volcano, at 0-5 km elevation. Plots are in both jpg and pdf format.


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Larry G. Mastin
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Larry G. Mastin
Metadata Contact :
Larry Mastin
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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WindRosePlot_summary_245010_Taveuni.jpg thumbnail 62.8 KB image/jpeg


Data are intended to be used as a reference for volcanoes that are threatening to erupt, as an indicator of areas that could be at risk from tephra fall during a future eruption.
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