Textures galore!!

We witnessed incredible variety of activity during this past Thursday’s overflight, and that included TEXTURES as well!  See them below!!

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The smooth surface of a river of pahoehoe gets scrunched up as friction from the molten rock beneath, pulls it into a knot.
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And the Dow Jones Industrial experiences volatility… LOL!!
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The hot and textured apex of a breakout glows with intensity, as the molten lava’s surface rapidly transforms from bright yellow to dark gray as it cools.
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This particular image is so interesting to me, as this entire frame is a very wide river of molten lava moving from left to right, its surface having already cooled into a thin crust, is stretched from friction with the flowing fluid beneath until it tears right across its entire width… what appears like a thin fabric, is actually rock that’s being ripped apart… Mind-blowing!!
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The hardened surface of a flow crumples as the entire sheet is forced against a static obstruction.
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The swirling vortex draws in latent steam around its base, feeding energy into this swirling column of rising air.
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The surface of this pahoehoe flow forms a multitude of textures as quickly becomes less pliable.

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