Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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Abstract

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).

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: lavas; cliffs
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
Location:
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United StatesHawaiiKilauea volcano
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/284
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