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Unformatted text preview: Largest Historic Eruption o 150 Km3 Ash o Eruptive Column 44 km (28 mi) o 10,000 direct deaths o 82,000 indirect deaths o Plinian Eruption Extremely powerful Large amounts of gas and dust in atmosphere Ash & SO2 in atmosphere: Brilliant Sunsets • Mary Shelley o Dark and Dreary Days- Frankenstein 1818 o 1816: the Year without a Summer New England, Canadian Maritimes, Northern Europe o May frosts as far south as PA. June Snowstorms (Canada and New England). June-August lake and river ice. Wide temperature swings. Crop and Hat failure- Widespread economic and social impact o Western migration from New England • Mt. Laki (Iceland) 1783- Noted by Ben Franklin • Krakatoa o 25 km3 ash sound, water and shock waves o Lower world T 1 degree C • Munch’s The Scream 1893 o “Suddenly the sky turned blood red… I stood there shaking with fear and felt an endless scream passing through nature.” • Mt. Pinatubo o Ash and SO2 airborne- longer than ash...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ERS 102 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .
- Spring '08