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Fire and Mud: Eruptions and Lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines
This book is a collection of papers about the 1991 eruptions of Mount Pinatubo, its subsequent widespread lahars, and volcanic hazards mitigation. The book includes papers on eruption hazards assessment and reaction to warnings; the ancient eruptive history, and pre-1991 modern geothermal exploration of Mount Pinatubo; related geophysical papers; sulfur dioxide emissions; studies of the rocks including pumice types; and the impact of the eruption, including building damage and socioeconomic effects, as well as the atmospheric impact.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Book
    • Proceedings
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Natural hazards
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-468
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Christopher G. Newhall
U.S. Geological Survey and University of Washington Volcano Systems Center

Editor: Raymundo S. Punongbayan
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Publisher: United States Geological Survey