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Why Do Volcanic Eruptions Form Mushrooms Clouds? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Environmental   |   Geology   |   Science  
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Volcanic eruptions form distinctive mushroom clouds when the extremely hot mixture of gas, magma and rocks shoots out of the volcano at high speed.
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James Jackson gave the 1995 Christmas Lectures "Planet Earth: An Explorer's Guide" about the inner workings of planet Earth.

The second lecture "Volcanoes: Melting the Earth", where this clip is from, is about volcanoes - one of the most dramatic features of our planet.

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