Plinian


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Plinian

(ˈplɪnɪən)
adj
(Geological Science) geology (of a volcanic eruption) characterized by repeated explosions
[C20: named after Pliny the Younger, who described such eruptions]
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Circum's Danakil Project is operated by Plinian Capital Limited managed by Brad Mills who commented, "The Danakil Project is expected to be one of the largest potash projects in the world.
The company has selected Braford Mills, who is at present Chief Executive Officer of Canada-based mining group Plinian Capital, as its new Chairman with immediate effect.
Isidore's Christian-allegorical and symbolic elaboration of Plinian natural history is also a preoccupation of early modern thought.
Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay")(TSX: MND) announced today that Plinian Capital Ltd.
The 2 ka eruption of Misti Volcano, southern Peru--the most recent Plinian eruption of Arequipa's iconic volcano.
Plinian, the proposed operator for CMC Guernsey in Cameroon (and a principal shareholder) is headed by Brad Mills who is a highly regarded mining executive.
At 9:09 pm, on November 13,1985, NRV, a small volume of mixed andesite and dacite magma was ejected as pumice fall and pyroclastic density currents during the Plinian eruption that pumped tephra into the atmosphere for more than 30 km (20 mi)--a commercial flight witnessed this eruption.
30) Although some medieval works that contained these ideas, such as the De secreta mulierum, remained popular during the Elizabethan period, this did not entail acceptance of the parts of these works that adopted Plinian and Isidorian ideas.
10) Reflecting on the question of the Plinian "monstrous races," Augustine concludes: "either these things which have been told of some races have no existence at all; or if they do exist, they are not human races; or if they are human, they are descended from Adam": St.
Readers of JFA may be disappointed to find that the "monstrosity" in the title does not refer to the fabled monsters of the medieval world, like the monstrous Plinian races discussed by John Block Friedman in The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought (Harvard UP 1981), or the various monstrous beings in medieval bestiaries, let alone any relatives of Grendel who were thought to haunt forests or marshes.
ethnographic curiosities such as the Eskimos, noblemen of Calicut and the Plinian races, exotic animals and monsters such as a Brazilian sea monster, the armadillo from the new world, a tuna fish found off the coast of Gibraltar, whose body was decorated with ships, and beached whales on the Dutch coast).
His description of the eruption's mushroom-shaped ash column--like an "umbrella pine"--holds valid today, as volcanologists still call such an ash cloud a pino, and any explosive eruption is called, in his honor, a plinian.