The Volcano Number
(also Volcano Reference File Number
, Volcano Numbering System
, or VNUM
) is a hierarchical geographical system to uniquely identify and tag volcanoes and volcanic features on Earth. The numbers consist of four numerals, a hyphen, then two or three more numerals. The first two numerals identify the region, the next two the subregion, and the last two or three the individual volcano.
In September 2013, the Global Volcanism Program announced a new format for Volcano Number.
The new format is a 6-digit number, and no longer includes non-numeric characters.
- ^ a b "Volcano Data Criteria". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- ^ "Smithsonian / IAVCEI Volcano Numbers". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
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