strombolian


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strombolian

[sträm′bō·lē·ən]
(geology)
A type of volcanic eruption characterized by fire fountains of lava from a central crater.
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Strombolian eruptions, wherein lava fountaining and lava effusion can be observed, are minor eruptions compared with explosive Vulcanian, Pelean and Plinian eruptions.
This allows us to interpret the geometry of the walls during the Strombolian eruption phase.
Later explosive events of the system were of the Strombolian style with a scoria cone and lava flows.
Strombolian eruptions, named for the style of activity common on the Italian volcanic island Stromboli, are an excellent example of how the rise speed, gas content, and viscosity of a magma are critical in determining the style of explosive activity that occurs.
"By sensing an atmospheric eruption, the 239 told us that a strombolian eruption was on the way.
Sequences of plane-bedded and cross-bedded surge deposits, Strombolian airfall beds, and explosion breccias are exposed in 10-80 m thick sections which completely surround the lakes (Figs.
LEGAZPI -- As Mayon volcano seethed for the 12th straight day, experts have not established if the Philippines' deadliest mountain is headed for a vulcanian type of eruption or a strombolian blast.
"Strombolian explosions are essentially bubbles of lava and gas rising from Earth's interior in pulses.
A Strombolian eruption -- named after the highly volatile Stromboli in Italy, known since ancient times as `the lighthouse of the Mediterranean' -- blasts huge amounts of lava out.
& NADEAU, P.A., 2010: Multiparameter quantification of gas release during weak Strombolian eruptions at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala.-Geophys.
In the event of a "strombolian eruption," only the southeast quadrant including Legazpi City, Daraga and part of Sto.