Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12811
This September 1995 photo shows a Surtseyan plume at Ruapehu during the eruption through Te Wai ā-Moe (Crater Lake), forming the dark cock’s-tail plume above the vent and a gas-and-steam plume to the left from the lake water. Two lahar paths descend the Whakapapa ski field on the northern flank in the foreground. A third lahar traveled down the eastern flank Whangaehu Valley.
Photo by John A Krippner, 1995.
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Keywords: eruption | explosive eruption | Surtseyan | gas plume | water vapor | ash plume | volcanic ash | lahar | debris flow | lava water interaction | magma water interaction | phreatomagmatic | cock's-tail plume | crater lake