Distant effects of the Tambora eruption of April 1815: an eyewitness account

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The eruption of Tambora volcano in Sumbawa Island in Indonesia in April 1815 was the largest ash eruption in recent historic times, producing a bulk volume of about 150 km3 of pumice and ash. The loss of life and the destruction of agricultural land on Sumbawa and neighboring Lombo, were catastrophic. In the aftermath of the Tambora eruption, in order to obtain more information about the effects on Java and the surrounding islands, the lieutenant governor of Java, Thomas Stamford Raffles, circulated a letter with three brief questions. The questionnaire was completed by the Resident of Surakarta in eastern Java describing local eyewitness accounts of the effects of the Tambora eruption. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1559
Number of pages1
JournalEos
Volume70
Issue number51
StatePublished - 1989

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Distant effects of the Tambora eruption of April 1815 : an eyewitness account. / Rampino, Michael.

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