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 of Vesuvius; Cas and Wright, 1987, p. 130).

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mount Vesuvius — This article is about the mountain/volcano in Italy. For other uses, see Vesuvius (disambiguation). Mount Vesuvius Monte Vesuvio …   Wikipedia

  • Pliny the Younger — Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61/63 ca. 113), better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and natural philosopher of Ancient Rome. Pliny s uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pompeii — /pom pay , pay ee/, n. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: it was buried along with Herculaneum by an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79; much of the city has been excavated. * * * Ancient city, southern Italy, southeast… …   Universalium

  • George Julius Poulett Scrope — FRS (10 March 1797 ndash; 19 January 1876) was an English geologist and political economist as well as a magistrate for Stroud in Gloucestershire.He was the second son of J. Poulett Thompson of Waverley Abbey, Surrey. He was educated at Harrow,… …   Wikipedia

  • Naples — /nay peuhlz/, n. 1. Italian, Napoli. a seaport in SW Italy. 1,223,342. 2. Bay of, Italian, Golfo di Napoli /gawl faw dee nah paw lee/. a bay in SW Italy: Naples located here. 22 mi. (35 km) long. 3. a town in S Florida. 17,581. * * * Italian… …   Universalium

  • Ottaviano — For the wine grape also known as Ottaviano, see Cinsaut. Ottaviano   Comune   Comune di Ottaviano …   Wikipedia

  • Hekla — and an Icelandic Horse …   Wikipedia

  • San Giorgio a Cremano — Infobox CityIT official name = Comune di San Giorgio a Cremano img coa = San Giorgio a Cremano Stemma.png img coa small = image caption = region = RegioneIT|sigla=CAM province = ProvinciaIT (short form)|sigla=NA (NA) mayor = Domenico Giorgiano… …   Wikipedia

  • San Gennaro Vesuviano — Infobox CityIT official name = Comune di San Gennaro Vesuviano region = Campania province = Naples (NA) elevation m = 56 population as of = December 31, 2001 population total = 10110 population density km2 =1683 timezone = CET, UTC+1 coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Funicular — For the mathematical and architectural curve known as funicular, see catenary. Funicular in Valparaíso, Chile A funicular, also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram like… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.