Volcanoes are a favorite subject here at The Scholarly Kitchen, as they so easily lend themselves to compelling outreach efforts from the scientific community (also, tangentially related, we seem to have done two posts on lava lamps, here and here). With the recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, it seemed like a good excuse to post another video.

Here, geologist Jerry Magloughlin provides a look at the different ways lava flows (including types like pahoehoe and aa), as well as what happens when a lava flow runs into a tree.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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