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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11288

A sequence of pyroclastic surge deposits exposed in a sea cliff on Niijima, in the northern part of the Izu Islands of Japan. These cross-bedded layers were produced during repeated erosion and deposition by multiple pyroclastic surge events. The eruptions accompanied the formation of a lava dome at Mukaijima on the southern part of the island. The flat airfall deposits cap the exposure. Photo by R.V. Fisher, 1979 (University of California Santa Barbara).

A sequence of pyroclastic surge deposits exposed in a sea cliff on Niijima, in the northern part of the Izu Islands of Japan. These cross-bedded layers were produced during repeated erosion and deposition by multiple pyroclastic surge events. The eruptions accompanied the formation of a lava dome at Mukaijima on the southern part of the island. The flat airfall deposits cap the exposure.

Photo by R.V. Fisher, 1979 (University of California Santa Barbara).

Keywords: deposit | field work | volcanic ash | stratigraphy | pyroclastic surge | pyroclastic density current | PDC | erosion


Niijima