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 (see pahoehoe terms below).
Photograph by J.D. Griggs on 16 July 1990
Toes of a pahoehoe flow advance across a road in Kalapana on the east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i.
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  • pahoehoe — ☆ pahoehoe [pä hō′ē hō΄ē ] n. [Haw pāhoehoe] a type of basaltic rock, usually dark colored with a smooth, ropy surface, formed in large sheets from fluid, fast moving lava: cf. AA …   English World dictionary

  • Pahoehoe — Pa*ho e*ho e, n. (Min.) A name given in Hawaii (formerly the Sandwich Islands) to lava having a relatively smooth or billowing surface, in distinction from the rough surfaced lava, called {aa}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pahoehoe — 1859, from Hawaiian …   Etymology dictionary

  • pahoehoe — s. f. [Geologia] Tipo de lava fluida, que solidifica com uma superfície regular, lisa ou ondulada. ≠ AA   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, do havaiano …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Pahoehoe — Lave pahoehoe Coulée de lave pahoehoe en lobe progressant sur une lave pahoehoe en corde au Kilauea. La lave pahoehoe ou lave cordée est un type de lave, généralement basaltique, parfois carbonatique, très pauvre en silice et à très haute… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pahoehoe — /pah hoh ay hoh ay, peuh hoh ee hoh ee/, n. basaltic lava having a smooth or billowy surface. Cf. aa. [1855 60; < Hawaiian pahoehoe] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pāhoehoe-Lava — (hawaiisch pāhoehoe)[1] ist eine aus sehr dünnflüssigem (also gering viskosem), etwa 1100 bis 1200 °C heißem, gasarmem und basischem Magma erzeugte Lava. Der Begriff wurde von Clarence Dutton in die geologische Fachsprache eingeführt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pahoehoe-Lava — Dieser Artikel ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und gute Belege… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pahoehoe blister — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Blisters are thin walled basaltic glass bubbles formed by the release of volcanic gas from the surface of a pahoehoe flow. Like a glass blower that blows air into molten glass to create a goblet or vase, gas… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • pahoehoe toe — USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Small protuberances called toes are common along the edges and flow front of an active pahoehoe flow moving across flat or gentle slopes. The flow spreads as the small toes grow in size and merge together to… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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