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Title: Multiphase-flow numerical modeling of the 18 May 1980 lateral blast at Mount St. Helens, USA
Authors: Widiwijayanti, Christina.
Voight, Barry.
Ongaro, T. Esposti.
Clarke, A. B.
Neri, A.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Geology::Volcanoes and earthquakes
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Ongaro, T. E., Widiwijayanti, C., Clarke, A. B., Voight, B., & Neri, A. (2011). Multiphase-flow numerical modeling of the 18 May 1980 lateral blast at Mount St. Helens, USA. Geology, 39(6), 535-538.
Series/Report no.: Geology
Abstract: Volcanic lateral blasts are among the most spectacular and devastating of natural phenomena, but their dynamics are still poorly understood. Here we investigate the best documented and most controversial blast at Mount St. Helens (Washington State, United States), on 18 May 1980. By means of three-dimensional multiphase numerical simulations we demonstrate that the blast front propagation, final runout, and damage can be explained by the emplacement of an unsteady, stratified pyroclastic density current, controlled by gravity and terrain morphology. Such an interpretation is quantitatively supported by large-scale observations at Mount St. Helens and will influence the definition and predictive mapping of hazards on blast-dangerous volcanoes worldwide.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/95605
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/8813
DOI: 10.1130/G31865.1
Rights: © 2012 American Geophysical Union. This paper was published in Journal of geophysical research : solid Earth and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Geophysical Union. The paper can be found at the following official OpenURL: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JB009081]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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