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1982 : Indonesia PDF Print E-mail


I was invited to serve as the USGS "Resident Volcanologist" in Indonesia, working with the Indonesian Direktorate Vulkanologi. I had intended to focus mainly on MERAPI Volcano, but a major eruption of GALUNGGUNG changed plans, and most of my time was spent monitoring this large eruption, and learning about the dynamics of large explosive eruptions and the vast economic impact of major ash-producing eruptions. This was my first opportunity to witness plinian activity and to breathe and eat large quantities of ash.

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