ropy Pahoehoe

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A type of pahoehoe lava characterized by flexible crusts that are bent into tight folds as lava flows. These tight folds form lava surfaces that appear to be made up of a series of braided ropes (Kilburn, 2000, p. 295).

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  • ropy pahoehoe — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Ropy pahoehoe is the most common surface texture of pahoehoe flows. The numerous folds and wrinkles ( ropes ) that are characteristic of ropy pahoehoe form when the thin, partially solidified crust of a flow… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • pahoehoe — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Pahoehoe is a Hawaiian term for basaltic lava that has a smooth, hummocky, or ropy surface. A pahoehoe flow typically advances as a series of small lobes and toes that continually break out from a cooled… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • pahoehoe — ☆ pahoehoe [pä hō′ē hō΄ē ] n. [Haw pāhoehoe] a type of basaltic rock, usually dark colored with a smooth, ropy surface, formed in large sheets from fluid, fast moving lava: cf. AA …   English World dictionary

  • pahoehoe lava — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A Hawaiian term to describe lava flows with smooth, continuous surfaces (Kilburn, 2000, p. 291). Pahoehoe flows may have a variety of surfaces described as smooth, ropy (characterized by rope like, commonly braided flow …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • pahoehoe — [pə həʊɪhəʊi] noun Geology basaltic lava forming smooth undulating or ropy masses. Often contrasted with aa. Origin C19: from Hawaiian …   English new terms dictionary

  • pahoehoe lava — /pəˈhoʊihoʊi lavə/ (say puh hoheehohee lahvuh) noun lava which is characterised by its solidification into corded or rope like structures. Also, ropy lava. {Hawaiian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ropy lava — /ˈroʊpi lavə/ (say rohpee lahvuh) noun → pahoehoe lava …   Australian English dictionary

  • ropy lava — noun : lava marked with wrinkles resembling rope : pahoehoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • entrail pahoehoe — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Named after the texture of an animal s intestines entrail pahoehoe best forms when pahoehoe flows down a steep slope. It is usually found on the sides of rootless vents, such as hornitos and ruptured tumuli… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • Lava — flow redirects here. For the programming anti pattern, see Lava flow (programming). For other uses, see Lava (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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