Etna controlling lava flows aempts to slow or divert

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Unformatted text preview: small area Rare, fluid, alkali- rich lava flows faster §༊  §༊  Flowing basalt lava may cool, blacken on outside, but sPll be hot enough to ignite wood structures Objects may be surrounded or buried Mt. Vesuvius, killed 3000 people in 1631 BasalPc magma very rarely contains enough gas to blast out in Plinian erupPon §༊  Mt. Etna Controlling Lava Flows §༊  §༊  A^empts to slow or divert lava flows have had only parPal success Most effecPve approach is to cool and sol...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course CSE 132 taught by Professor Lang during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.

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