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Stothers 1989

Stothers, R.B., 1989: Seasonal variations of volcanic eruption frequencies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 453-455, doi:10.1029/GL016i005p00453.

Do volcanic eruptions have a tendency to occur more frequently in the months of May and June? Some past evidence suggests that they do. The present study, based on the new eruption catalogue of Simkin et al., investigates the monthly statistics of the largest eruptions, grouped according to explosive magnitude, geographical latitude, and year. As the 2σ level, no month-to-month variations in eruption frequency are found to be statistically significant. Examination of previously published month-to-month variations suggests that they, too, are not statistically significant. It is concluded that volcanism, at least averaged over large portions of the globe, is probably not periodic on a seasonal or annual time scale.

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  author={Stothers, R. B.},
  title={Seasonal variations of volcanic eruption frequencies},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},

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ID  - st04000r
AU  - Stothers, R. B.
PY  - 1989
TI  - Seasonal variations of volcanic eruption frequencies
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
JO  - Geophysical Research Letters
VL  - 16
SP  - 453
EP  - 455
DO  - 10.1029/GL016i005p00453
ER  -

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