some timely form of either written or verbal indication of an impending event; advance notification of a problem in time for appropriate possible actions.55,56
The provision of timely and effective information through intensified institutions that allow individuals exposed to a hazard to take action to avoid or reduce the risk and prepare for effective response. Early warning systems include three primary elements: forecasting of impending events; processing and dissemination of warnings to political authorities and population, and undertaking appropriate and timely action.
A warning of an imminent threat (dangerously bad weather, military attack, etc) in time to take appropriate precautions to minimize damage and injury. (See also This Was Only a Test.) [SMB
A location on the medium before EOM, defined by the tape drive. When a write operation encounters early-warning, there should be enough space left before EOM to accommodate all data still buffered by the drive (but not much more!)
The provision of timely and effective information, through identified institutions, that allow individuals at risk of disaster to take action to avoid or reduce their risk and prepare for an effective response.