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volcanic ash

noun, Geology
1.
ash (def 2).
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • Thanks to fine volcanic ash, however, this spider was squashed without breaking up its delicate exoskeleton.
  • The pristine fossil pictured in these photos was probably created when the spider was trapped in volcanic ash.
  • volcanic ash is formed during explosive volcanic eruptions.
  • And the layers of volcanic ash built up over millennia dampen any shaking.
  • And layers of volcanic ash built up over millennia dampen any shaking.
  • volcanic ash does not mix well with jet engines, hence the disruption.
  • Researchers also use the application to display the movement of volcanic ash clouds, which can pose a serious threat to airplanes.
  • As the wind has shifted the plume has changed direction, covering vast swaths of land with volcanic ash.
  • The paparazzi swarm with their cameras, the tourists swarm with their feet, and a cloud of volcanic ash swarms overhead.
  • The discovery means that many volcanic ash plumes might be electrified, which could have implications for the air-travel industry.

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