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Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

Product Code: SP145
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R. S. J. Sparks and J. S. Gilbert
Publication Date: 10 October 2002
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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. 


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-020-7
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-020-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.78 kg


GILBERT, J. S. & SPARKS, R. S. J. Future research directions on the physics of explosive volcanic eruptions • DINGWELL, D. B. Recent experimental progress in the physical description of silicic magma relevant to explosive volcanism • NAVON, O. & LYAKHOVSKY, V. Vesiculation processes in silicic magmas MADER, H. M. Conduit flow and fragmentation • JAUPART, C. Gas loss from magmas through conduit walls during eruption WOODS, A. W. Observations and models of volcanic eruption columns BURSIK, M. Tephra disposal • DRUITT, T. H. Pyroclastic density currents • Index 


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