The eruption of Mt. Tambora, Sumbawa Island in 1815

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  • 1815年のスンバワ島タンボラ火山の爆発について

Abstract

The eruption of Mt. Tambora, a famous volcano in Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, in 1815 was one of the most cataclysmic in historical times. Nearly one third of the mountain had been dispersed, thus caused directly and indirecty more than 50, 000 victims. Indeed the disaster is comparable with the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.<br>T. S. Raffles, then the governor of Java, recorded many valuable details of this disaster and since then many scientists such as Zollinger, Junghuhn, Bemmelen etc. had paid much attention to the activity of the volcano. Owing to their studies and with the development of modern earth sciences, the process and character of the eruption had now greatly clarified and analized.<br>In this paper, the author tried to review these records from the sandpoint of historical geography, hoping to recognize the relation between the inhabitants and their environment in this region.

Journal

  • THE NEW GEOGRAPHY

    THE NEW GEOGRAPHY 18 (2), 4-26, 1970

    The Geographic Education Society of Japan

Details 詳細情報について

  • CRID
    1390282679315705472
  • NII Article ID
    130003703518
  • DOI
    10.5996/newgeo.18.2_4
  • ISSN
    18847072
    05598362
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
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    • CiNii Articles
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    Disallowed

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