Aa lava

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    • Aa (pronounced “ah-ah”) lava is more solidified and flows sluggishly compared to its more fluid counterpart, pahoehoe.  Aa consists of rough, jagged, uneven pieces that tumble forward and over each other as the flow moves down the slope.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Volcanoes

      Keywords: Volcanoes--Hawaii, Lava, Volcanism, Volcanic eruptions

      Audience: General