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Aa lava

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