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Pahoehoe

Pahoehoe is a Hawaiian term for basaltic lava that has a smooth, hummocky, or ropy surface. A pahoehoe flow typically advances as a series of small lobes and toes that continually break out from a cooled crust. The surface texture of pahoehoe flows varies widely, displaying all kinds of bizarre shapes often referred to as lava sculpture.

Toes of a pahoehoe flow advance across a road in Kalapana[?] on the east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano[?], Hawaii.

See also: Aa lava, Pillow lava

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