11 Jun 2017

Mystery uncovered: Volcanic Avalanches

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Massey University researchers have made the first observations of the internal structure of volcanic flows, which are responsible for fifty per cent of volcanic fatalities and endanger half a billion people worldwide. This opens a new path towards reliable predictions of their motion, and will be particularly topical for hazard scientists and decision makers, because they will lead to major revisions of volcanic hazard forecasts and ultimately more effective measures for keeping people safe.

Research: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=B1A467AD-DFDC-6BDE-03C5-993413B96E42

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