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Eruption of Mount PelÉe on 8th May 1902

Synopsis
A cinematographic rendering of the photographs taken at the time. Depicts the mechanism of an eruption together with its premises, peak and origins, specifically the mechanism of ‘glowing clouds’ preceded by a shock wave is illustrated on buildings and vegetation. Analyses prototype of a Pelean eruption with formation of a dome, then a spine.
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 20 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1974
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Documentation
Accompanying wrriten commentary.
Uses
Third-year course unit in volcanicity and volcanic rocks; supplement to available information in textbooks; illustration of volcanic activity.*
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
Martinique; volcanoes

Credits

Writer
R Brousse

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

French Scientific Film Library

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