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Tying down eruption risk

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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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  1. Stephen Self is in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

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  2. Ralf Gertisser is in the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK

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