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Pahoehoe lava

Pahoehoe lava

Pahoehoe lava

  • Exhibition Text

    • Pahoehoe (“pah-hoy-hoy”) is a form of lava produced by hot, fluid magma.  The fluid nature of lava creates forms that are smooth, sinuous, and billowy.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Volcanoes

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

      Audience: General

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