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University Of Rhode Island Volcanologists’ Analysis Of 1883 Krakatau Eruption Helps Assess Volcanic Hazards

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December 20, 2001
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Large-scale explosive eruptions from volcanoes located close to the sea often generate tsunamis that can carry volcanic fallout or flow material from such events onto distant coastal areas. URI Graduate School of Oceanography volcanologists Steven Carey, David Morelli, and Haraldur Sigurdsson and Butikno Bronto of the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia have studied the processes of tsunami deposition of past major eruptions to better understand how these volcanic deposits are important components of volcanic hazards assessment in coastal areas.

Large-scale explosive eruptions from volcanoes located close to the sea often generate tsunamis that can carry volcanic fallout or flow material from such events onto distant coastal areas. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography volcanologists Steven Carey, David Morelli, and Haraldur Sigurdsson and Butikno Bronto of the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia have studied the processes of tsunami deposition of past major eruptions to better understand how these volcanic deposits are important components of volcanic hazards assessment in coastal areas.


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University Of Rhode Island. (2001, December 20). University Of Rhode Island Volcanologists’ Analysis Of 1883 Krakatau Eruption Helps Assess Volcanic Hazards. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011218072639.htm
University Of Rhode Island. "University Of Rhode Island Volcanologists’ Analysis Of 1883 Krakatau Eruption Helps Assess Volcanic Hazards." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011218072639.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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