Lava Flows on ETNA, A Morphometric Study

  • Rosaly Lopes
  • John E. Guest
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 85)


Photogeological interpretations of volcanic products on the terrestrial planets demand an understanding of the controls of such factors as effusion rate, duration of eruption, viscosity and yield strength of lava and topography on the shape of the final flow field.

Using new data on historical flows from Mount Etna, all of which are of similar composition, we examined the way in which flow length and width are controlled by effusion rate, volume and duration of eruption, and topography.


Lava Flow Maximum Length Maximum Width Terrestrial Planet Effusion Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosaly Lopes
    • 1
  • John E. Guest
    • 1
  1. 1.University of London ObservatoryLondonUK

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