warning areas


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warning areas

A warning area is an airspace of defined dimensions that contains activity that may be hazardous to nonparticipating aircraft. The purpose of such warning areas is to warn nonparticipating pilots of the potential danger. A warning area may be located over domestic or international waters or both. In the United States, it extends from 3 NM outward from the coast.
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For example, if the user selects a tropical storm, a category 2 event, and a category 5 event, the normalization will set the maximum values of each to 1, so that the user can infer the warning areas. If the user is aware of the normalization process and a category 3 hurricane is approaching land, he or she will know, based on the events used for the mapping, that the potential areas under threat may differ because none of the events in the system was a category 3 hurricane.
However, under an operational environment it is desirable to have a minimum threshold for the hazard parameters to determine the warning areas. Therefore, the background of the forecaster and his or her knowledge of the area are critical.
Nevertheless, the system should still be considered a qualitative aid for the estimation of warning areas and should not be used for quantitative estimates.
David Ganci, VAQ-136 training officer, meticulously coordinated the shoot with Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa, providing the shooters with a HARM target in the middle of the eastern warning area. Along with the Prowlers, the VFA-192 Golden Dragons and VFA-27 were able to execute their shots to perfection, providing valuable data for the folks back at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center.
This is primarily due to the large areas that are included in the ATP 45B templates and the belief that they do not accurately portray reasonable NBC hazard and warning areas. A significant misunderstanding held by tactical forces is that all the areas within the ATP 45B templates require units to be in high levels of personal protection for the entire duration of the hazard.
Those procedures use generalized attack or release estimates, tactical weather, terrain, and time to make hazard and warning area templates that will be applied to the common operational map.
Emyr Jones, who is a team leader for the Flood Incident Management Team, said: "The bilingual calendars will be sent to homes, businesses, professional partners, and community councils in flood warning areas.
"The yellow 'be aware' warning area is larger and spreads down into North Wales and north, just into southern Scotland.