ashfall

noun
ash·​fall | \ ˈash-ˌfȯl How to pronounce ashfall (audio) \

Definition of ashfall

: a deposit of volcanic ash

Examples of ashfall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were no reports of ashfall in nearby communities near Katmai National Park, famous as the location where brown bears stand in the Brooks River and catch salmon, but pilots were warned about the cloud because the ash can stall engines. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Winds kick up century-old volcanic ash on Alaska Peninsula," 16 Sep. 2020 There were no reports of ashfall in nearby communities near Katmai National Park, famous as the location where brown bears stand in the Brooks River and catch salmon, but pilots were warned about the cloud because the ash can stall engines. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Winds kick up century-old volcanic ash on Alaska Peninsula," 16 Sep. 2020 There were no reports of ashfall in nearby communities near Katmai National Park, famous as the location where brown bears stand in the Brooks River and catch salmon, but pilots were warned about the cloud because the ash can stall engines. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Winds kick up century-old volcanic ash on Alaska Peninsula," 16 Sep. 2020 There were no reports of ashfall in nearby communities near Katmai National Park, famous as the location where brown bears stand in the Brooks River and catch salmon, but pilots were warned about the cloud because the ash can stall engines. Mark Thiessen, Star Tribune, "Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska," 15 Sep. 2020 This included different amounts of sulfate aerosols (reducing incoming sunlight), carbon dioxide increases, and ashfall on land. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Did huge eruptions actually help during the end-Cretaceous extinction?," 1 July 2020 Areas around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall, which has blanketed the region in thick gray matter. Fox News, "Philippines volcano spews lava half-mile high, threatens to erupt again as flights grounded," 15 Jan. 2020 The institute advised residents across the archipelago to guard against the effects of heavy, prolonged ashfall. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Trump: Imminence of threat 'doesn't matter'," 14 Jan. 2020 The office of President Rodrigo Duterte warned of the health risks of volcanic ashfall, which can cause irritation and breathing problems, particularly among the elderly and children. NBC News, "Philippines' Taal volcano erupts, forces thousands to flee," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ashfall

1886, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Ashfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ashfall. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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