Posted on June 29, 2016 by Damon
The flow front was reaching the base of the pali today, burning vegetation in the adjacent kipuka.
The front consisted of ʻaʻā that was fed by a narrow channel extending down the steep section of the pali. Pictures via USGS
A mango tree is surrounded by the ʻaʻā flow:
The flow front as it approaches another mango tree.
The flow front was supplied by a narrow channelized section on the steep portion of the pali.
A close-up of clinker at the flow front
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