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 a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. 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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