Which Volcano Article

Which Volcano Article - Michael Bustin 10/15/09 Which U.S....

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Michael Bustin 10/15/09 Which U.S. Volcanoes Are Most Likely to Erupt In the article, “Which U.S. volcanoes are likely to erupt next?”, Russell McLendon writes about how there are three different types of volcanoes ranges in the US and what volcanoes are most likely to erupt the soonest and will cause the most catastrophe. The three areas where there are volcanoes are in Alaska, the Cascade mountain range, and the islands of Hawaii. In Alaska most of the volcanoes are located and are along the Aleutian Islands. The volcanoes in Alaska have a high composition in silica and cause huge explosions when those volcanoes erupt. When those volcanoes erupt, they release tall ah plumes into the air. Though the volcanoes do not affect any major population centers in Alaska, they do pose a threat to life in other means, especially planes that fly overhead. One plane that flew over Mount Redoubt in 1989 when it was erupting lost power to both of its engines. This was because the ash particles that went shooting out in the ash plumes clogged the plane’s engines and caused a power outage
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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