How Volcanoes Work: Dynamics of a Plinian Eruption

Vic Camp, Jeff Sale, San Diego State University

A QuickTime animation of a plinian eruption in cross section view. A variety of pressure surfaces exist within the magma column beneath the erupting volcano, and within the eruption column above the volcano. The site includes describes the nature of these pressure surfaces and explains the dynamic processes associated with the eruption model. It also includes a 3D fly by animation of the eruption model.

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