pahoehoe


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pahoehoe:

see lavalava
, molten rock that erupts on the earth's surface, either on land or under the ocean, by a volcano or through a fissure. It solidifies into igneous rock that is also called lava.
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pahoehoe

[pə′hō·ē‚hō·ē]
(geology)
A type of lava flow whose surface is glassy, smooth, and undulating; the lava is basaltic, glassy, and porous. Also known as ropy lava.
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Pahoehoe lava flows appear to look like shiny, smooth ribbons of cake batter.
The molasses represents thicker, low-gas lava similar to pahoehoe lava.
7) Fields of pahoehoe lava resemble a pan of just-baked brownies.
Oma'o were readily observed during seabird surveys near lava tube entrances, overhangs, and cavities, predominately in pahoehoe flows.
Hawaiian volcanoes produce two kinds of lava, a smooth lava called Pahoehoe (pronounced pah HOH ee hoh ee) and a rough form called `A'a (pronounced AH ah).
Photo: Orange "toes' of pahoehoe lava ooze past ranger (yellow shirt) and visitor where flows cross Chain of Craters Road
Emplacement and inflation of pahoehoe sheet flows: observations and measurements of active lava flows on Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.
A new model for the emplacement of Columbia River Basalts as large, inflated pahoehoe lava flow fields.