Lava flows (close-up), Hawaii 1980
Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Lava flows (close-up), Hawaii 1980. [Image]
Kilauea volcano, 1250m (4090ft) is the youngest and most active of Hawaii's volcanoes. It can be studied and observed closely in relative safety in the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, Puna district, approx. 48 km from Hilo. Kilauea has been continuously erupting along the East Rift Zone since January 1983, making Kilauea the world's longest erupting volcano. The basaltic Hawaiian lavas have two distinct forms, although chemically they are the same: aa (viscous, rough) and pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy).This image is a close-up of older ropy pahoehoe with the first colonisation of ferns just starting to show in the lava.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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