Friday, April 09, 2010

time-lapse lava flow and rock-making in hawaii

The Earth is a living thing, truly.


Joe said...

Any idea what the time scale is on those?

Mary said...

@Joe: I don't know, I've been trying to guess by looking at the shadows how much time is passing, and it seems like not much. One quick bit seems faster than the others, but I'm guessing maybe 10:1 ... ish?

Mary said...

If it were rhyolitic lava it would flow like oatmeal, and I'd guess much faster speed video. But this is basaltic, so it's very fast and fluid.