The plinian eruptions of 1912 at Novarupta, Katmai National Park, Alaska

@article{Fierstein1992ThePE,
  title={The plinian eruptions of 1912 at Novarupta, Katmai National Park, Alaska},
  author={J. Fierstein and W. Hildreth},
  journal={Bulletin of Volcanology},
  year={1992},
  volume={54},
  pages={646-684}
}
  • J. Fierstein, W. Hildreth
  • Published 1992
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of Volcanology
  • The three-day eruption at Novarupta in 1912 consisted of three discrete episodes. Episode I began with plinian dispersal of rhyolitic fallout (Layer A) and contemporaneous emplacement of rhyolitic ignimbrites and associated proximal veneers. The plinian column was sustained throughout most of the interval of ash flow generation, in spite of progressive increases in the proportions of dacitic and andesitic ejecta at the expense of rhyolite. Accordingly, plinian Layer B, which fell in unbroken… CONTINUE READING
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