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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Strombolian eruptions, wherein lava fountaining and lava effusion can be observed, are minor eruptions compared with explosive Vulcanian, Pelean and Plinian eruptions.
Pinatubo's Ultra Plinian eruption was the second largest after Novarupta's eruption in Alaska in 1912.
Darwin presented his ideas at the Plinian Society, a fraternity at the University of Edinburgh dedicated to the discussion of nature, science, and unorthodox views.
In addition, Shanta will issue 3,934,337 common shares to Plinian Capital Limited and certain directors and officers of Helio in connection with the Plan of Arrangement as settlement of amounts owed by Helio for severance obligations and directors fees.
However, following Plinian eruptions, the rain belt moves away from the hemisphere where the volcano is located.
Researchers utilized two different state-of-the-art general circulation models for the period 850-1850 to study how large and powerful volcanic explosions known as Plinian eruptions affected the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ)--the narrow band of convective rain clouds near the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge and which has a significant influence on precipitation across the tropical world.
More affected areas belongs to areas with important thickness of Tierra Blanca Joven (TBJ) which is a volcanic tephra, product of the last plinian eruption of the Ilopango caldera that covers most of the surface of the MASS.
Isidore's Christian-allegorical and symbolic elaboration of Plinian natural history is also a preoccupation of early modern thought.
51% interest in CMC Guernsey Ltd, held by the minority shareholders, Plinian Guernsey Ltd, Generation Resources Holdings Ltd, Generation Resources Ltd and Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd.
The 2 ka eruption of Misti Volcano, southern Peru--the most recent Plinian eruption of Arequipa's iconic volcano.