Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, April 19-26, 2009: Lava ocean entry (with links to video)
Posted on 04/22/2009 10:01:24 PM PDT by cogitator
With Fernandina on the Galapagos still pouring lava into the oceans, I thought I'd post a couple of impressive ocean entry videos I found along with an image. The first video is Fernandina, the next two are Kilauea (Hawaii).
Eruption in the Galapagos Islands (lava entry at night)
Waikupanaha Ocean Lavafalls
Kalapana ocean entry with lightning (and also a waterspout)
** hiss pop BOOM ping! **
Nature & its awesome beauty!
Thanks for the ping, and the links. Just awesome!
Beautiful footage. I’ve seen Kiluaeua up close and personal numerous times. Lava flows are awesome and sobering to behold.
Russian plasma physicist V. A. Rantsev-Kartinov studied waterspouts from a plasma point of view. He came to understand the waterspout as a long-lasting discharge current between the plasma networks of the ocean surface (or lake surface) and the electrical charge of the clouds above.
Fascinating Video - volcano, lightning and waterspout:
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