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Pahoehoe lava

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Pahoehoe lava

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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