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air alert

A state of alertness on the part of an air-crew for meeting an air attack or for engaging in some other action, marked by getting into the air ready for immediate response to an order. The pilots may be in cockpit readiness or on standby to get into action in 2, 5, 15, or 30 min or any other specified period.
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This study's examination of possible non-transitory effects of air alerts is related to the studies of the effect Superfund site announcements have had on equilibrium housing prices (Greenstone 2008; Kiel 1995; Kohlhase 1991).
Exposure to environmental information, through the air alerts, is modeled to occur in the period immediately preceding 1995.
In the table, the relocating household remaining in an area with frequent air alerts may be the most responsive to differences in environmental quality.
The household remaining within an area with fewer air alerts may be more informed of local conditions but less sensitive to environmental amenities.
As six Northern Ireland officers began transatlantic sky marshal training as part of the international air alert, the Belfast Airport Police Association (BAPA) alleged profits were being put before safety.
A MANIC holidaymaker sparked a major air alert by claiming terrorists has hijacked his flight.
The EPA issued red air alerts in Pingtung, Chaozhou, Daliao, Nanzi, Renwu, Zuoying, Qianjin, and Qianzhen, all of which exceeded an AQI level of 150.
Gardner warned that the air alerts should be taken seriously because of airborne particulates "nasty buggers" that can lodge in lungs and cause respiratory problems.
Flag-waving crowds jammed the streets of Geneva but two air alerts in the Swiss city of Berne meant celebrations were withheld until the official announcements.

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