SIA2949: Pahoehoe Lava Flow, Hawaii

Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:Copyright © 2008 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Pahoehoe is a Hawaiian term for basaltic lava that has a smooth, hummocky, or ropy surface. A pahoehoe flow typically advances as a series of small lobes and toes that continually break out from a cooled crust. The surface texture of pahoehoe flows varies widely, displaying all kinds of bizarre shapes often referred to as lava sculpture`

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