Vesuvius/Avellino, one possible source of seventeenth century BC climatic disturbances

@article{Vogel1990VesuviusAvellinoOP,
  title={Vesuvius/Avellino, one possible source of seventeenth century BC climatic disturbances},
  author={J. Vogel and W. Cornell and D. E. Nelson and J. Southon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={344},
  pages={534-537}
}
THE eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 (as described by Pliny) is the archetype1–4 of explosive 'plinian' eruptions which can cause recur-rent local destruction and which may affect global climate through aerosol emissions5–7. Studies of the past eruptions of such vol-canoes require accurate age determinations, especially if the erup-tions are to be correlated with distant events. Here we use materials from two plinian eruptions of Vesuvius, the AD 79 and the preceding Avelline1,8 event, to test the… Expand
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Evidence shows that a sudden, en masse evacuation of thousands of people occurred at the beginning of the Avellino plinian eruption, before the last destructive plinian column collapse, which caused a social-demographic collapse and the abandonment of the entire area for centuries. Expand
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