Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980
Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980. [Image]
The island of Hawaii (the "Big Island") is the location of the currently active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Hawaiian lavas are of two distinct forms, although chemically the same: Aa (viscous, rough) and Pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy). This image shows a close-up of the pahoehoe lava flow from Mauna Ulu vent, on the flank of Kilauea volcano. Mauna Ulu erupted between 1969-1974. This photo shows a pahoehoe flow cascading down Holei Pali (cliff), a 1000ft escarpment, cutting the Chain of Craters road. The re-opened road can be seen cutting across the lava flow at the base of the pali (escarpment).
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:03|
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|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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