Hawaii is a natural lab to study active volcanic processes and their preservation in the geologic record. In June 2009 our research group, led by Rebecca Carey and Bruce Houghton (Univ Hawaii), took a field trip to study lava flow emplacement, lava lakes, and the deposits of explosive basaltic eruptions.
Keeping warm in Hawaii.
Pahoehoe in the process of forming.
A zizag. See a paper on this process.
Ocean entry near dusk.
The remains of Kilauea Iki lava lake.
Hot enough to melt aluminum.
There are worse places for a van to break down.
Ocean entry from a tube.
Pahoehoe does not always seem to recognize gravity.
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