lava field


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lava field

[′lä·və ‚fēld]
(geology)
A wide area of lava flow; it is commonly several square kilometers in area and forms along the base of a large compound volcano or on the flanks of shield volcanoes.
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In order to navigate the rocky terrain, they had to do much of their exploration on foot through the lava field.
The Bardarbunga volcanic system (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32321005) last erupted in late 2014 and early 2015 at its Holuhraun lava field, spitting out molten rock and (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=84311) shooting ash and gases , particularly sulphur dioxide, into the atmosphere.
Plumes of smoke rise over an expansive lava field, like a scene out of an epic movie.
It starts with a 3km trek across a lava field, and with thick fog hanging in the air, I can't even see the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano until I'm mere metres away.
The Johnny Miller Signature Design 18-hole championship course is over 7,000 yards from the back tees, and three holes--15, 16 and 17--run through a lava field. Golf Digest named the course the best year-round course in the state, but Andrew Hopkin-Payne, head pro at the course, says players of all skill levels can enjoy playing.
Kilauea is a different type of volcano to Etna or Calbuco, producing fissure-type eruptions whereby very fluid lava spurts from a fissure on the volcano's rift zone before flowing down the slope to form a lava field.
The Holuhraun is the country's greatest basaltic lava flow because 1784, creating a lava field extra than 32 square miles in size, bigger than the island of Manhattan.
There, on a farm in the midst of a vast, rocky lava field, he meets Emily, the home's sweet, compassionate matron.
There was also activity at the Holuhraun lava field north of the glacier, where a small lava eruption occurred overnight Friday.
Floating gracefully (well, floating anyway) in 38C mineral water in a lava field in Iceland was simple enough, but doing that with a scarily expensive drink was a challenge.
HONOLULU (AP) - Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it's like to live - and eat - on Mars are emerging from their experiment Tuesday on a barren Hawaii lava field.