American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or originating from an explosive volcanic eruption.
- adj. Roman Mythology Of or relating to Vulcan.
- adj. Of or relating to metalworking or craft.
“My hope is that we'll see some distinctive signals in the infrasound that will allow us to discriminate the different kinds of eruptive styles - from effusive events that produce lava flows, or small explosive events we call vulcanian eruptions, to the large 'Plinian' events of particular concern to aviation.”
“So far, the explosion appear to be vulcanian events with little evidence of new, juvenile magma.”
“Hugo Yepes of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador suggests that, but right now the activity is confined to explosions (vulcanian?) and ash fall around the region, specifically on Pillates and Choglontus overnight (2/1) from the ~ 2 km/5 000 foot plume.”
“Hiera, and those sulphureous vulcanian islands) making Terra del”
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