A primary goal in volcano seismology is to characterize source motions internal to a volcano in terms of their representative forces. In a similar manner, much volcano infrasound research strives to recover eruptive force time histories corresponding to material accelerations occurring at Earth’s free surface. These motions may correspond to explosive emission of gas and pyroclasts (e.g., Banister, 1984), rapid ground distensions of a volcanic dome (e.g., Johnson and Lees, 2010), and/or gravity driven rock fall or pyroclastic flows (e.g., Yamasato, 1997). When free surface motion is unsteady it imposes stresses upon the surrounding atmosphere, which are...
Application of the Monopole Source to Quantify Explosive Flux during Vulcanian Explosions at Sakurajima Volcano (Japan)
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Jeffrey B. Johnson, Alex J. C. Miller; Application of the Monopole Source to Quantify Explosive Flux during Vulcanian Explosions at Sakurajima Volcano (Japan). Seismological Research Letters 2014;; 85 (6): 1163–1176. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220140058
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