Volcanic eruption deposits volcanic material around the volcano. The erupted material remains as strata for a long time, if the deposit preserved against erosion, and the deposit is a witness of the volcanic eruption. The deposit has a lot of informations about the volcanic eruption. Physical volcanology intends to reconstruct the past volcanic eruptive phenomena based on the information of eruptive deposit. There are several methods to reconstruct the past eruption. The study starts from deciding the purpose and the method. Our method are field observation, grain size analysis, component analysis and paleomagnetic measurements of essential fragments in the deposit. Our main interest is the reconstruction of the huge silicic volcanic eruption occurred in the past which nobody observed. I am studying the eruption, flow and emplacement mechanisms of a large-scale pyroclastic flow and mode of caldera formation.
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