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Emplacement of Long Lava Flows on Mauna Loa (hawaii) and Alba (mars)Spacecraft images revealed that extremely long lava flows (more than 200 km long) exist on the surface of Mars and Io. Compared to terrestial volcanic eruptions, the occurrence of these long flows is very unusual, and may hint at a different style of either magma production or eruption. Attempts to model the emplacement of the long flows on other planets, using a Bingham rheological model, were only partially successful. The objective is to conduct field measurements on long lava flows in Hawaii (where individual flows such as those of 1859 and 1881 exceed 40 km in length) in order to document and interpret their flow characteristics. In this way, a better understanding of the formation of long lava flows is sought as well as a determination of whether the Mauna Loa flows are terrestrial analogs to the long flows seen on Mars and Io.
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Legacy CDMS
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Mouginismark, P. J.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Walker, G. P. L.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Gaddis, L. R.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Rowland, S. K.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Wilson, L.
(Lancaster Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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