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May 31, 2019

Nighttime glow and steam from wide lava channels

Nighttime glow and steam from one of several wide lava channels (~20 meters) in the upper part of the Toludskoye lava field, which is in the southeastern part of the newly formed Tolbachik lava field.

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 1321648) to study lava-snow interactions and their eruptive products of Tolbachik. (Date image taken: April 2013; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 31, 2019)

Credit: Benjamin R. Edwards

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