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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 2, 2004

Banana flow just above Paliuli

This is a photo of a fissure 8 lava.
Banana flow descending low east end of Holei Pali and reaching gentle slope just above Paliuli.
This is a photo of Banana flow on gentle slope between Holei Pali and Paliuli.
Same flow, same place, different angle. Early morning light gives a kind of alpen glow to scene, but one thing's different. There sure ain't no heat like this in the Alps!

 

This is a photo of Banana flow on gentle slope between Holei Pali and Paliuli.
Front of Banana flow on gentle slope between Holei Pali and Paliuli. Height of flow front, about 3-4 m.
This is a photo of Banana flow on gentle slope between Holei Pali and Paliuli.
Same front but 8 minutes later. Interior of flow is relatively fluid and inflates flow front, which then spalls off broken pieces of crust and exposes hot interior. Resulting solid debris forms `a`a.

 

This is a photo of Banana flow.
Channeled flow at top of slope shown in first two images. Levees of `a`a bound the channel, and lava in channel is quite fluid.
This is a photo of a floating, folded crust in a channel.
Floating, folded crust in channel just upstream from segment shown in left image. Width of view, 4-5 m.

 

This is a photo of a flow moving down east end of Holei Pali.
Back to flow moving down east end of Holei Pali, just below channel shown above. Photographer stands on pahoehoe of Wilipe`a lobe of Mother's Day flow. Kipuka of grassland separates the Wilipe`a and Kohola lobes of the flow.
This is a photo of Banana flow from the gentle slope above Paliuli.
Looking up the Banana flow from the gentle slope above Paliuli.