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Traveling Through the Volcanic Conduit

July 23, 2012

pumice rocks from Mt. St. Helens Scientists widely believe that volcanic particle size is determined by the initial fragmentation process, when bubbly magma deep in a volcano changes into gas-particle flows. But new Georgia Tech research indicates a more dynamic process where the amount and size of volcanic ash actually depend on what happens afterward, as the particles race toward the surface. Full Story

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