GLY 1880 Topic 11

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Scientists believe the pyroclastic flows/surges of Tambora were caused by
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collapse of the eruption column
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In the vicinity of Tambora, post-eruption problems for local populations did not include
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cold conditions
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What caused the deadly tsunami associated with the Tambora Eruption?
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pyroclastic flows on the ocean
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A book titled \”The last great subsistence crisis in the Western World\” refers to the period after the Napoleonic Wars and the climate problems caused by the eruption of
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Tambora
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Which of the following contribute to the aerosol content of the atmosphere
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all of these
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Increasing atmospheric aerosols can cause a decrease in rainfall
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True
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An increase in atmospheric aerosols can cause the atmosphere to cool
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True
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At the time of the Tambora eruption what colonial power was in control of the territory?
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Britain
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Which of the following eruptions involved the greatest volume of erupted material?
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Tambora
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No trace has ever been found of the village of Tambora, buried by the eruption
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False
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Which volcanic eruption was the largest explosive eruption of the last 100,000 years?
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Tambora
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the highest eruptions clouds from Tambora reached a maximum altitude of
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30-40km
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A great deal of our information about the eruption of Tambora comes from the Lt. Governor of the territory who was
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Thomas Raffles
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What type of volcano is Tambora?
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Stratovolcano
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The release of huge quantities of this gas by Tambora caused acid rain over a large area
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chlorine
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Were it not for the cold Swiss summer following the Tambora eruption, John William Polidori may not have introduced this genre of creatures to the world
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vampires
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The volcanic activity at Tambora is a consequence of subduction into what nearby trench?
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Sunda
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The Tambora increase in atmospheric aerosols was preserved and measured in
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ice cores
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Today Tambora has a very prominent, large and deep caldera
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True
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The largest number of casualties from the Tambora eruption were from what?
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a tsunami
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Livestock deaths are often reported because of fluorine poisoning near the sites of volcanic eruptions
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true
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The large eruption columns of Tambora were of this style
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Plinian
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Some of the landscape sunsets of this srtist appear to have been inspired by the colorful sunsets following the Tambora eruption
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William Turner
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The volcano of Tambora is on an island, one of many belonging to this island archipelago country
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Indonesia
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How does the Tambora eruption rank in terms of the greatest loss of life (directly or indirectly) from a volcanic eruption?
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first
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Tambora’s last large eruption occured what year?
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1815
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The summer of 1816 was so cold that it is known as
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\”the year without summer\”
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The greatest volume of erupted material from tambora was
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tephra
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Months after the Tambora eruption, large quantities of this material were found floating thousands of kilometers from Tambora
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pumice
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Dry fog is
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caused by large concentrations of aerosols in the atmosphere
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Mary Shelley began this famous book while the guest of Lord Byron during the cold Swiss summer following the Tambora eruption
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The Modern Prometheus of Frankenstein

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