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A laboratory model of surface crust formation and disruption on lava flows through non-uniform channels

Cashman, Katharine; Kerr, Ross; Griffiths, Ross

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Crust formation on basaltic lava flows dictates conditions of both flow cooling and emplacement. For this reason, flow histories are dramatically different depending on whether lava is transported through enclosed lava tubes or through open channels. Recent analog experiments in straight uniform channels (Griffiths et al. J Fluid Mech 496:33-62, 2003) have demonstrated that tube flow, dictated by a stationary surface crust, can be distinguished from a mobile crust regime, where a central solid...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24769
Source: Bulletin of Volcanology
DOI: 10.1007/s00445-005-0048-z

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