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Traveling Through the Volcanic Conduit
July 23, 2012
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.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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