Viscosity of Magma

Viscosity of Magma - Violence of an eruption is related to...

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Viscosity of Magma °Factors affecting viscosity °Dissolved gases (volatiles) ° Mainly water vapor and carbon dioxide ° Gases expand near the surface ° Provide the force to extrude lava
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Unformatted text preview: Violence of an eruption is related to how easily gases escape from magma Easy escape from fluid magma Viscous magma produces a more violent eruption...
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