Definition of Ashfall

1. a deposit of volcanic ash [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ashfall

ashen-faced
ashen tuber
ashen tubercle
ashen wing
ashenly
ashenness
asheries
asherman disease
ashers
ashery
ashes
ashes-of-rose
ashes of rose
ashet
ashets
ashfall (current term)
ashfalls
ashier
ashiest
ashine
ashiness
ashinesses
ashing
ashings
ashiver
ashlar
ashlared
ashlaring
ashlars

Literary usage of Ashfall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes by Robert Fiske Griggs, National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1922)
"Beginning gradually, the ashfall increased until it was regarded as "heavy" at 6 pm By 6.30 it had become so thick as to blot out the daylight, covering the ..."

2. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"The 102-square-mile watershed provides the main water supply for the City of Portland, Oregon; there were concerns that it might be affected by ashfall if ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"ashfall. During the afternoon, ash- fall was limited to the vicinity of the volcano. From midnight to 8 pm of the next day, however, ashfall at Villamil, ..."

4. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"After a stabilization period of 21 minutes, a light ashfall was allowed to pass ... The period when the plates were shielded from ashfall is indicated by ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"At a distance of 300 miles (about that of the Big Badlands) from the Yellowstone Park volcanic basin the maximum thickness of ashfall is less than 0.1 foot. ..."

6. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"ashfall Fossil Beds Mike Voorhies Saturday tours at 10. 2 and 4; Sunday tours at 2 and 4. No tours on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. ..."

7. First International Symposium on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Program (1993)
"... particle concentrations in ash clouds, the total mass of erupted materials, magma eruption rate, potential ashfall mass, ashfall locations and times, ..."

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