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Objective delineation of lahar-inundation hazard zones

-- Richard M. Inverson, Steven P. Schilling, and James W. Vallance, 1998,
Objective delineation of lahar-inundation hazard zones: IN: Geological Society of America Bulletin, August 1998, v.110, no.8, p.972-984

A new method of delineating lahar hazard zones in valleys that head on volcano flanks provides a rapid, objective, reproducible alternative to traditional methods. The rationale for the method derives from scaling analyses of generic lahar paths and statistical analyses of 27 lahar paths documented at nine volcanoes. Together these anaylses yield semiempirical equations that predict inundated valley cross-sectional areas (A) and planimetric areas (B) as functions of lahar volume (V). -- Iverson,, 1998

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