nuée ardente

   (nü-ay ahr-DONHT) [French: fiery cloud] In a volcanic eruption, a destructive, incandescent cloud of gas-enveloped volcanic particles that flows rapidly down the slightest incline. Sometimes called a glowing avalanche.

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  • Nuee ardente — Nuée ardente Nuée ardente Une nuée ardente, sorte de coulée pyroclastique, est un phénomène d avalanche composée d un mélange de gaz brûlant et de lave incandescente entouré d un nuage de poussières, coulant le long des flancs d un volcan et se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nuée ardente — ● Nuée ardente émission brutale de gaz à haute pression et température, transportant à grande vitesse (plus de 100 km/h) des fragments laviques de toutes dimensions …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nuée ardente — [no͞o ā΄är dänt′] n. pl. nuées ardentes [no͞o ā΄är dänt′] a thick, deadly volcanic cloud of steam, dust, ash, etc., that explodes violently, may begin to glow, and rushes down the sides of the volcano …   English World dictionary

  • Nuée ardente —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Surge volcanique. Nuées ardentes dévalant les flancs du Mayon aux Philippines en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nuée ardente — [ˌnjʊeɪ α: dɒnuée ardentet] noun Geology an incandescent cloud of gas, ash, and lava fragments ejected from a volcano, typically as part of a pyroclastic flow. Origin Fr., lit. burning cloud …   English new terms dictionary

  • nuée ardente — Fr. /nyuu ay annrdd dahonnt /, pl. nuées ardentes Fr. /nyuu ay zannrdd dahonnt /. Geol. (in a volcanic eruption) a swiftly flowing, dense cloud of hot gases, ashes, and lava fragments. [1900 05; < F: lit., burning cloud] * * * (French; fiery or… …   Universalium

  • nuée ardente — noun A destructive, turbulent, incandescent mass of particles enveloped in gas produced by the eruption of a volcano Syn: Pelean cloud …   Wiktionary

  • nuée ardente —   the superheated gases found in a pyroclastic cloud …   Geography glossary

  • nuee ardente —    A swiftly flowing, turbulent gaseous cloud, sometimes incandescent, erupted from a volcano and containing ash and other pyroclastics in its lower part; a density current of pyroclastic flow.    Compare: pyroclastic flow, lahar.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • nuée ardente — Fr. /nyuu ay annrdd dahonnt /, pl. nuées ardentes Fr. /nyuu ay zannrdd dahonnt /. Geol. (in a volcanic eruption) a swiftly flowing, dense cloud of hot gases, ashes, and lava fragments. [1900 05; < F: lit., burning cloud] …   Useful english dictionary

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