One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting volcanic activity of the kind typified by Stromboli, with continual mild eruptions in which lava fragments are ejected.
- ‘‘Strombolian’ activity is today a generic term used to describe mild explosive activity producing pyroclasts (molten rocks) and ash.’
- ‘We prove that Strombolian signals, both tremor and explosions, in the high frequency band, are similar in time domain.’
- ‘These new vents remained phreatomagmatic until 25 July, when the activity changed for 5 days to Strombolian and effusive.’
- ‘Products of mild Strombolian activity instead have a vesicularity in the range ~ 50-70%.’
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