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Model description paper
02 Feb 2016
Model description paper |  | 02 Feb 2016

FPLUME-1.0: An integral volcanic plume model accounting for ash aggregation

A. Folch, A. Costa, and G. Macedonio

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We present FPLUME-1.0, a steady-state 1-D cross-section-averaged eruption column model based on the buoyant plume theory (BPT). The model accounts for plume bending by wind, entrainment of ambient moisture, effects of water phase changes, particle fallout and re-entrainment, a new parameterization for the air entrainment coefficients and a model for wet aggregation of ash particles in presence of liquid water or ice.