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2017-06-29. Homemade Lava Flows Fuse Science with Art on Video.

posted Jul 6, 2017, 9:22 AM by Alan Gould
By Lauren Lipuma and Derek Sollosi, Earth & Space Science News (EoS, AGU). For GSS Energy Flow chapter 2. Excerpt: ...residents of upstate New York can see real-life lava flowing much as it does in Hawaii, Iceland, and Italy. The glowing molten rock spills from an outdoor furnace in the Syracuse, N.Y., where an artist and scientist at a local university have teamed up to recreate natural lava flows. Their scorching outpourings provide a better understanding of the mechanics of volcanic eruptions and solidify into replicas of volcanic discharges that the duo would like to display in museums or other unlikely settings for puddles of lava. ...By documenting each experiment’s variables, such as lava temperature, gas content, and speed of flow, the Syracuse lava experimenters are illuminating the conditions under which volcanic features like lava pillows form.... https://eos.org/articles/homemade-lava-flows-fuse-science-with-art-on-video