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Encyclopedia > Warning system

A warning system is any system of biological or technical nature deployed by an individuum or group to inform of imminent danger. Its purpose is to enable the deployer of the warning system to prepare for the danger and act accordingly to soften or avoid it. For the Macintosh operating system, which was called System up to version 7. ...

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Man-made warning systems

Civilian warning systems

A tsunami warning system is a system to detect tsunamis and issue warnings to prevent loss of life. ... The Lane Departure Warning System is designed to function on motorways or main roads, where the system warns the driver if the car crosses a continuous or broken line unless the indicator is activated. ... Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) monitors an aircrafts height above ground as determined by a radio altimeter. ... The Automatic Warning System refers to the specific form of limited cab signalling introduced in 1948 in the United Kingdom to help train drivers observe and obey warning signals, yellow or green. ... The North Warning System (NWS) is a series of radar stations across Arctic North America. ... The Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) has been deployed across the entire UK railway network. ... In a United Nations conference held in January 2005 in Kobe, Japan, it was decided that, as an initial step towards an International Early Warning Programme, the UN should establish an Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System. ... The Spam Prevention Early Warning System (SPEWS) is an anonymous service which maintains a list of IP address ranges belonging to Internet service providers which host spammers. ...

Military warning systems


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Tsunami warning system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (770 words)
A tsunami warning system is a system to detect tsunamis and issue warnings to prevent loss of life.
Regional (or local) warning system centres use seismic data about nearby earthquakes to determine if there is a possible local threat of a tsunami.
All tsunami warning systems feature multiple lines of communications (such as e-mail, fax, radio and telex, often using hardened dedicated systems) enabling emergency messages to be sent to the emergency services and armed forces, as well to population alerting systems (eg sirens).
North Warning System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
The North Warning System (NWS) is a series of radar stations across Arctic North America.
The system forms a 4,800-kilometer-long and 320-kilometer-wide "tripwire" stretching from Alaska, via Canada, to Greenland.
The system is controlled by the northern segment of NORAD from CFB North Bay.
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