27 March 1987
Vol 235, Issue 4796

About The Cover

Phreatic explosion occurred on 29 December 1982 at Yugama Crater Lake, Kusatsu-Shirane volcano, Japan. The variation of polythionates in the lake water is a good indicator for predicting impending eruption of the volcano. See page 1633. [Masayuki Shimoya, Tsumakoi High School, Gunma, Japan]