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Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Environs

Unit 01a Images: Introduction /Burial

(Unit 01b is below)

Click on links below for large-scale pictures.

1. Joseph Mallord TurnerÝs 1817 interpretation of the eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroTurnerErupt.jpg

2. Pompeii fresco showing Vesuvius before the AD 79 Eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroVesuvBacchus.jpg

3. Eruptive column of a Plinian eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroPlinianColumn.jpg

4. The AD 79 ash-fall map

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroAshfallMap.jpg

5. Casts from Pompeii and remains from Herculaneum

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroHumanToll.jpg

6. A tree sheared off by a pyroclastic surge in Oplontis

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroShearedTree.jpg

7. A tree bent by a pyroclastic flow in Boscoreale

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes01IntroBoscoreale.jpeg
 
 

01b. Central Italian Geology

Click on links below for large-scale pictures.

1.Niels Steensen (Steno), the inventor of Geology

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0101StartsWithSteno.jpg

2. Plate Tectonics

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0102PlateTectonics.jpg

3. Seismicity in Europe along plate and mini-plate boundaries

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0103EurSeismicity.jpg

4. Italian plate tectonics - 1

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0104ItalyPlates.jpg

5. Italian plate tectonics - 2

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0105ItalyTechtonics.jpg

6. Geological map of Italy

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0106ItalyGeoMap.jpg

7. Subduction ˇ rifts and trenches

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0107Subduction1.jpg

8. Subduction ˇ formation of the magma chamber

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0108Subduction2.jpg

9. Naples bay -- the big caldera

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0109NaplesBay.jpg

10. Kinds of Volcano in and around the caldera

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0110VolcanoTypes.jpg

11. How ignimbrite is deposited

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0111IgnimbriteForma.jpg

12. Depth of tufa in central Italy

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0112DeepTufa.jpg

13. Quarrying tufa, ca. 1900

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0113TufaMining.jpg

14. Sorano Road, cutting through tufa

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0114SoranoRoad.jpg

15. Distribution of Campanian ignimbrites

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0115CampanIgnimbrite.jpg

16. Brecia cone of Vesuvius

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0116VesuviusCone.jpg

17. Monte Nuovo in the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei)

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0117CampiFlegrei.jpg

18. The Grotto of Cocceius connecting Lacus Avernus to the sea

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0118CocceiusGrotto.jpg

19. Solfatara collapsed cone

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0119Solfatara.jpg

20. Solfatara temperature gradients

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0120SolfataraTemps.jpg

21. Solfatara camping map

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0121SolfataraMap.jpg

22. Sunken Portus Julius succumbed to Bradyseism

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0122Bradyseism.jpg

23. Underwater archeology in the Gulf of Baia

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0123UnderwaterArcheo.jpg

24. Semi-submerged ruins in the Gulf of Baia

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0124SemisubRuins.jpg

25. A Phreatic eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0125PhreaticEruption.jpg

26. A large phreatic pumice block

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0126PhreaticBlock.jpg

27. Plinian column

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0127PlinianEruption.jpg

28. Plinian ash-fall

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0128AshFall.jpg

29. Peleean eruption ˇ pyroclastic flow

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0129PyroclasticFlow.jpg

30. Pyroclastic flow, Pinatubo 1992

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0130PinatuboFlow.jpg

31. Pyroclastic flow, Soufriere 2003

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0131SoufriereFlow.jpg

Discovery Channel illustration of the AD 79 Vesuvius Plinian phase

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0132PompeiiDiscChan.jpg

For an animation of the AD 79 Vesuvius eruption, go to

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRItkwVesEruptAnime.gif