Volcanic Ejecta from Sunset Crater
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- Given quantitative data and a set of equations of motion, calculate the velocities of volcanic bombs ejected during a geologically recent cinder-cone eruption.
- Assess the potential impact effects if such an eruption were to occur today.
- Basic algebra
- Solving equations
Context for Use
- Physical geology or physical geography
- Geology of National Parks or geology of the Western United States
- Environmental geology, natural hazards, natural disasters
- Earth system science or Earth and space science
- Earth materials
- Introductory volcanology