- GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
Named for Pliny the Younger (who witnessed the destruction of Pompeii by eruptions from Mt. Vesuvius), a type of violently explosive volcanic eruption that ejects large volumes of tephra high into the atmosphere (Harris, 2000, p. 1301).
Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. G. J. Hudak. 2001.
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vesuvian eruption — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Commonly used as a synonym for a Plinean eruption (e.g. Tilling, 1985), , but also used to describe basaltic eruptions which involve long sustained gas streaming with little ash being released (as in the 1906 eruption… … Glossary of volcanic terms
Pliny the Elder — Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author, naturalist or natural philosopher and naval and military commander of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia . He is known… … Wikipedia