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Tying down eruption risk

200 years after the eruption of Mount Tambora, the eruption volume remains poorly known, as is true for other volcanic eruptions over past millennia. We need better records of size and occurrence if we are to predict future large eruptions more accurately.

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Figure 1: The Tambora caldera.

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Self, S., Gertisser, R. Tying down eruption risk. Nature Geosci 8, 248–250 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2403

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