Swelling lava "flood" in a blocked lava channel
A swelling lava "flood" in a blocked lava channel (~20 meters wide) prepares to overflow its banks in 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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