The Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

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J. S. Gilbert, Jennifer Susan Gilbert, Robert Stephen John Sparks, R. S. J. Sparks
Geological Society of London, 1998 - Nature - 186 pages
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The Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions includes seven review papers that outline our current understanding of several aspects of the physical processes affecting magma during volcanic eruptions. An introductory chapter highlights research areas where our understanding is incomplete, or even completely lacking, and where work needs advancing if our knowledge of volcanic processes is to be substantially improved. The book covers topics on the physical properties of silicic magma, vesiculation processes, conduit flow and fragmentation, gas loss from magmas during eruption, models of volcanic eruption columns, tephra dispersal and pyroclastic density currents.
 

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Contents

GILBERT J S SPARKS R S J Future research directions on the physics of explosive
1
NAVON O LYAKHOVSKY V Vesiculation processes in silicic magmas
27
MADER H M Conduit flow and fragmentation
51
Gas loss from magmas through conduit walls during eruption
73
WOODS A W Observations and models of volcanic eruption columns
91
Tephra disposal
115
DRUITT T H Pyroclastic density currents
145
Index
183
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