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2011-06-03 10:45:16

A 3-D model of a volcanic explosion, based on the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens in Washington state, may enhance our understanding of how some volcanic explosions occur and help identify of blast zones for potentially dangerous locations.

2011-06-02 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station has awarded DTE Energy a $700,000 grant to remove dead and dying ash trees located near power lines, which will help residents in six counties across Southeast Michigan deal with the emerald ash borer.

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2011-05-24 14:55:00

About 500 flights were grounded on Tuesday after ash from an Icelandic volcano moved its way through Britain and towards northern Europe.

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2011-05-24 09:18:33

As Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano spews ash high into the atmosphere, satellite observations are providing essential information to advisory centers assessing the possible hazards to aviation.

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2011-04-26 08:00:00

A new study finds that the closing of some European airports last year during and after volcanic eruptions in Iceland was the proper thing to do, and may have saved lives.

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2010-12-10 13:30:00

New research shows that lightning could be used as part of an integrated approach to estimate volcanic plume properties.

2010-11-15 14:20:03

Since its latest series of deadly eruptions, Java’s Mt Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air.

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2010-10-29 06:03:26

Twin volcanoes on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula erupted on Thursday, pumping massive ash clouds miles into the air, diverting flights and covering nearby towns in thick, heavy ash.

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2010-09-28 09:35:00

Researchers working with the British Geological Survey (BGS) are studying ash samples collected from the Eyjafjallajökul volcano that could shed new light on the dispersion of volcanic ash following an eruption.


Latest Volcanic ash Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 10:36:46

Volcanic ash is the term for very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. Ash is created when solid rock shatters and magma separates into minute particles during explosive volcanic activity. The usually violent nature of an eruption involving steam (phreatic eruption) results in the magma and perhaps solid rock surrounding the vent, being torn into particles of silt to sand size. The plume that is often seen above an erupting volcano...

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
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