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Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 84, Issue 12, pp 521–525 | Cite as

Lake Formation and Catastrophic Dam Burst during the Late Pleistocene Laacher See Eruption (Germany)

  • C. Park
  • H.-U. Schmincke

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and rising more than 15m above the pre-eruptive land surface. Collapse of the unstable dam prior to the final phase of the eruption resulted in sudden drainage of the lake. Deposits laid down by the catastrophic floodwaves occur at least as far north as Bonn, more than 50km downstream from Andernach.

Keywords

Pleistocene Land Surface Late Pleistocene Final Phase Lake Formation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Park
    • 1
  • H.-U. Schmincke
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung Vulkanologie und Petrologie, GEOMAR Forschungszentrum für marine Geowissenschaften, D-24148 Kiel, Germany e-mail: hschmincke@geomar.deDE

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