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, the goal of the present research is:
1) the investigation of the physical processes that control volcanic ash aggregation through the study of the 14 April-21 May 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption samples (Iceland). Collected material will be described in terms of shape, size and texture of the aggregates and of grain-size of their constituents using image analysis techniques. Samples will be analyzed to examine how aggregates changed in size and typology with distance from source and throughout the eruption;
2) the study of the parameters which regulate the final terminal velocity of volcanic particles. In particular, density changes with particle grain-size will be evaluated.
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