Research on the Tolbachik eruption (Image 1)
An isolate lava lobe in the Leningradskoye lava field during the Tolbachik 2012-2013 eruption that began Nov. 27, 2012, after 36 years of inactivity. The cooling pahoehoe lava flow surface is still glowing hot inside. [Image 1 of 16 related images. See Image 2.]
Ben Edwards, a professor of Earth sciences at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a RAPID (Grant for Rapid Response Research) grant (EAR 13-21648) to study lava-snow interactions and their eruptive products of Tolbachik. (Date image taken: January 2013; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 30, 2019)
Credit: Benjamin R. Edwards
Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation. Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.
Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (655.4 KB)
Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.