The Novarupts-Katmai Eruption of 1912: Largest Eruption of the 20th Century

The Novarupts-Katmai Eruption of 1912: Largest Eruption of the 20th Century
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The Novarupts-Katmai Eruption of 1912: Largest Eruption of the 20th Century
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The 1912 eruption of the Novarupts-Katmai volcano in Alaska was the largest eruption in the 20th century. USGS Professional Paper 1791. This book by the US Geological Survey analyzes its importance and environmental impact and reviews the scientific findings about the event. The book also compares the 1912 eruption with several other well-studied large explosive eruptions, 14 of them historical and 9 prehistoric. The Novarupts-Katmai Eruption of 1912 retrospectively reviews not only the historical difficulties in understanding what had actually taken place at Katmai in 1912 due to the primitive equipment and data collection methods used at the time, but also the subsequent century of progress in volcano science that has allowed today's volcanologists to decipher most of Katmai's mysteries and provide this detailed analysis.

Scientific discussions in this text include:

  1. the impact on global climate of the great mass of sulfur-poor but halogen-rich aerosol ejected into the atmosphere by the rhyolite-dominated eruption;
  2. chemical and mineralogical effects of the fumarolic acid gases; and
  3. the timing of several syneruptive landslide deposits sandwiched within the pumice-fall sequence.

Secondary posteruption phenomena characterized include: impounded lakes, ash-rich debris flows, phreatic craters on the ignimbrite sheet, responses of glaciers to the fallout blanket and to beheading by caldera collapse, growth of new glaciers inside the caldera, and gradual filling of the caldera lake.
 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The 1912 Eruption and its Importance
Chapter 2 The Context of the 1912 Eruption
Chapter 3 1912 Eruption Narrative: What was Actually Recorded in 1912
Chapter 4 History of Investigations and Interpretations
Chapter 5 Products of the Eruption
Chapter 6 Volcanological Aspects of the Primary Eruption Products
Chapter 7 Vent Structure at Novarupta
Chapter 8 Caldera Collapse and Seismicity
Chapter 9 The Ten Thousand Smokes
Chapter 10 Secondary Deposits
Chapter 11 Posteruptive Evolution of the Landscape
Chapter 12 The Katmai Volcano Cluster
Chapter 13 1912 Magma Compositions and Preeruptive Storage
Chapter 14 Comparisons with Other Historic Eruptions
Chapter 15 Retrospective: Evolution of Ideas about the 1912 Eruption
Appendixes A–C

Audience

Scientists, geologists, and those studying volcanic activity would enjoy this publication. 

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Publisher:
Interior Dept., Geological Survey
Key Phrases:
  • USGS Professional Paper 1791
  • Novarupts Katmai Eruption of 1912
  • Alaska
  • Volcanos
  • Centennial Publications
  • Largest Eruption of the 20th Century
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Item available Date:
06/04/2012
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