VMAP Disclaimer

VMAP is a vog research and forecast project funded by the USGS through a cooperative agreement with the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology. The information contained in the VMAP website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information accurate and up-to-date, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the VMAP website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the VMAP website for any purpose. Although every effort is made to avoid interruptions to VMAP access, any reliance upon such information is strictly at your own risk. In no event will the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the UH-M Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the VMAP team, or any personnel or collaborator associated with VMAP be liable for any losses or damages (direct or indirect) without limitation whatsoever in connection with the use of the VMAP website. The general public is welcome to use the VMAP at this time with no expectation of accuracy or timeliness. We welcome constructive comments from all VMAP users, and strive to provide the best possible service consistent with our mission and resources. Inquiries into actual measured values and concerns regarding hazardous conditions should be directed to the appropriate agency such as the Hawaii State Department of Health. The VMAP website is intended to be complementary to the data provided by other state and federal agencies.

MODEL STATUS: the vog model's graphical display is a better indication of the distribution of vog than the specific concentrations listed in tabular form. The tabular data are less reliable and can fluctuate significantly below and above actual measured values. Note that PM2.5 observed values include SO4 as well as all other aerosols smaller than 2.5 microns including dust, salts, and other pollutants.