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The pyroclastic flows of Mount Doom

I thought I might take the opportunity to write a few posts about my first love – pyroclastic density currents (PDCs).  These are basically particle-laden flows, rich in ash and pumice, which form from explosive eruption columns or the collapse … Continue reading

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“It’s a sedimentary basalt”

These were the words to pass the lips of an undergraduate in my care on a field trip two weeks ago.  The thing is, just as the geology parts of my brain were about to collide with this idea in … Continue reading

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