Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980

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

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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.
CountryState or RegionPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiKilauea volcano
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