Lava Fix | April 1, 2017

No fooling here! We’ve got a HOT LAVA FIX for you! Here are images from our weekly overflight. Enjoy!

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A tube ruptures from increasing pressure within, gushing pahoehoe around the displaced chunk of the tube’s wall.
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These mind-blowing textures created by lava never cease to amaze. Here, the glow from molten lava beneath its wrinkling skin, emanate from the cracks and folds as its surface cools.
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Gravity works. This hot toe of pahoehoe creeps down an embankment to fill a low spot, as the flow advances toward Pulama Pali.
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The trailing tail of lava created by the laminar flow around an obstruction in the middle of a molten river, its surfaces wrinkling as they cool.
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Pillowy folds are created by this breakout of pahoehoe as it effuses from the tube.

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