During explosive eruptions, airborne particles collide and stick together, accelerating the fallout of volcanic ash and climate-forcing aerosols. This aggregation process remains a major source of uncertainty both in ash dispersal forecasting and interpretation of eruptions from the geological record.

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    Eaton, A. R., Mastin, L. G., Herzog, M., Schwaiger, H. F., Schneider, D. J., Wallace, K. L., & Clarke, A. B. (2015). Hail formation triggers rapid ash aggregation in volcanic plumes. Nature Communications, 6, 7860. doi:10.1038/ncomms8860

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