Essays Tagged: "lava flows"

"Venus: Our Sister Planet?" is short essay that compares Venus to Earth. It has 795 words and 5 references.

The surface of Venus has many features, which are similar to the Earth such as canyons, volcanoes, lava flows, rift valleys, mountains, craters, and plains. The comparisons basically end there.Venus ...

(3 pages) 133 1 4.6 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

It is about kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

Kilauea has been erupting lava and ash since January 1983 from the east rift zone on the main island of Hawaii and is the most ... gger than Kilauea but less active now.The main island of Hawaii is growing in size every day as the lava flows out into the ocean and forms lava benches. The lava flows through lava tubes that dump ou ... ean and forms lava benches. The lava flows through lava tubes that dump out into the ocean at these lava benches. As the lava benches grow they sometimes collapse. The collapses can be fairly small or ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

The Physical Make-up of Volcanoes.

uplift and erosion. Instead, volcanoes are built by the accumulation of their own eruptive products lava, bombs (crusted over ash flows, and tephra (airborne ash and dust). A volcano is most commonly ... rth's crust. If so, an eruption begins, and the molten rock may pour from the vent as non-explosive lava flows, or if may shoot violently into the air as dense clouds of lava fragments. Larger fragmen ...

(7 pages) 80 0 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Basalt Floods. The theory behind such occurences and the effects and evidence of such floods on the earth.

Basalt FloodsMillions of years ago, lava flows poured molten rock over huge areas of theworld. These eruptions, known as basalt floods, ... of magma apply pressure to the Earth's rigid crustuntil it cracks around huge, violent fountains of lava. It can take over amillion years to exhaust the magma supply completely and end the flood.The l ... e sometimes over 50 miles long. There are no big bangs- gasessimply bubble through the highly fluid lava without blowing it apart. Eachfissure disgorges sheet of molten rock above ground that may smot ...

(2 pages) 26 0 1.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Lava flows

Lava flows are streams of molten rock that pour or ooze from an erupting vent. Lava is erupted durin ... our or ooze from an erupting vent. Lava is erupted during either nonexplosive activity or explosive lava fountains. Lava flows destroy everything in their path, but most move slowly enough that people ... in their path, but most move slowly enough that people can move out of the way. The speed at which lava moves across the ground depends on several factors.. type of lava erupted and its viscosity. st ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Universal

fe with constant complementing forceskeeping infinity in checkkeeping god's physical presence at bayLava flows together beneath the phoenix,bringing abstract and physical planes crashing as onethe ali ... ng fertalizer poisoned water from the crystal lakeSuddenly the unknown plane flashes into actionthe lava partsall is the way it was, forever will not remain;in understanding the self defeating law'-Al ...

(1 pages) 59 3 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Canadian Volcanoes/ This paper talks about Canadian volcanoe characteristics.

way between Whitehorse and Dawson City, central Yukon Territory. This volcano is a cinder cone. The lavas at Volcano Mountain represent a unique type of lava, called 'olivine nephelinite', that is ver ... orthwestern British Columbia. Ruby Mountain volcano is a small stratovolcano comprising a series of lava flows, airfall deposits, and volcanic breccia. This is the second volcano that is part of the n ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Explain why in spite of the danger, people live near Volcanoes

h more to why people do it.The dangers of living so close to an active volcano can be catastrophic, lava flows, lahars, and pyroclastic flows can all be devastating, so why then do people do it, peopl ... a year, such as fruit and rice. The volcano rarely erupts violently; there is a constant stream of lava pouring from the top, high in basalt meaning it is viscous, thus meaning that the crater never ...

(2 pages) 8 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Key

y well, so therefore, it was not accepted.2) Polar wandering Polar wandering was a study of lava flow conducted in Europe in the 1950s. The discovery was that magnetic alignment in the iron ri ... cted in Europe in the 1950s. The discovery was that magnetic alignment in the iron rich minerals in lava flows of different ages was found to vary widely.3) Continental Shelf "Fit" notic ...

(1 pages) 376 0 3.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Next Nyiragongo

on was the first in twenty five years, causing great damage in a very abrupt and damaging 48 hours. Lava flows in this eruption were exiting from three different fissures spilling on the once lush cou ... umed 14 villages and eventually cut a path more than 60 meters in width through Goma. As the lava consumed villages the heat engulfed buildings near the periphery of the lava flow. Within hours ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Lithospheric Process & Hazards Essay on Soufrière Hills

esitic stratovolcanoes, which have been produced by explosive eruptions, coupled with the growth of lava domes and associated pyroclastic flows, and the occasional extrusion of lava flows. Montserrat ... he in the rock towards the earth's surface.The Soufrière Hills Volcano produces thick sticky lava called andesite. The lava is so thick that it builds up at the top of the volcano in a dome unt ...

(4 pages) 1826 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays