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Volume 7, issue 5
Solid Earth, 7, 1383–1393, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-1383-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Solid Earth, 7, 1383–1393, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-1383-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Sep 2016

Research article | 27 Sep 2016

Eruptive shearing of tube pumice: pure and simple

Donald B. Dingwell et al.
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Here, we use tomography to reconstructed the pores of erupted pumice and understand the evolution of gas bubbles in magma. Analysis of the pore geometry is used to describe whether the pores where aligned by stretching as ascending magma is pulled apart (pure shear) or sheared like a deck of card (simple shear). We conclude that the latter, simple shear, dominates during magma ascent up to the points where magma fragments to cause an explosion.
Here, we use tomography to reconstructed the pores of erupted pumice and understand the...
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