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Formation of channelized lava flows on an unconfined slope

Kerr, Ross; Griffiths, Ross; Cashman, Katharine

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The formation of channelized lava flows on a wide uniform slope is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. When a lava is released at a constant flow rate from a point source, we predict that it flows both down and across the slope at the same rate in a early time regime before undergoing a transition to a long-time regime where down-slope flow is faster than lateral flow. Eventually, the lateral flow is stopped by the strength of the growing surface crust, and the flow then travels...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21075
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research
DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004225

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