A global synthesis of lava lake dynamics

  title={A global synthesis of lava lake dynamics},
  author={Einat Lev and Philipp Ruprecht and Clive Oppenheimer and Nial J. Peters and Matthew R. Patrick and Pedro A. Hernandez and Letizia Spampinato and Jeffrey J. Marlow},
  journal={Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research},
Abstract Active lava lakes represent a variety of open-vent volcanism in which a sizable body of lava accumulates at the top of the magma column, constrained by the vent and/or crater geometry. The longevity of lava lakes reflects a balancing of cooling and outgassing occurring at the surface and input of hot and gas-rich magma from below. Due to their longevity and relative accessibility, lava lakes provide a natural laboratory for studying fundamental volcanic processes such as degassing… Expand
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