Field evidence about the viscosity of lavas

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



There appears to be surprisingly little definite information on the viscosity of lavas. With few exceptions writers content themselves with such general and indefinite terms as “mobile”, “viscous”, or “highly viscous”. Apparently the only attempts to actually calculate viscosity have been made on Hawaiian lavas. G. F. Beoker (Some queries on rook differentiation, Amer. J. Sci., 4th ser., v. 3, pp. 27–32, 1927) basing his calculations on the record of the 1840 flow at Kilauea which progressed eleven miles down a two per cent slope in two days, concluded that this lava had a viscosity about 60 times that of water. ©1934. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Field evidence about the viscosity of lavas
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR015i001p00255
Volume 15
Issue 1
Year Published 1934
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 3 p.
First page 255
Last page 257
Country United States
State Hawaii
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