A name given in Hawaii (formerly the Sandwich Islands) to lava having a relatively smooth or billowing surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called aa.
(pah-ho-ay-ho-ay)...(n.)...smooth and sometimes shiny lava rock...slippery when wet or algae covered...cause of many banged shins while crossing stream...
A basaltic lava with a smooth, undulating surface.
A lava flow which has smooth, billowy, or ropy surfaces.
A smooth or "ropey" surfaced basaltic lava flow.(Please note that this definition was inverted with aa in the first version of this glossary).
A basaltic lava flow with a glassy, smooth, and ropy surface.
A lava flow with a surface texture of smooth, glassy, rope-like ridges.
A Hawaiian term for a lava flow that has a surface flow structure appearance that looks like coiled rope or cord. See aa for contrast.
A type of lava in which the surface was relatively fluid and so formed smooth or porridge-like surfaces. Variants include wrinkled or 'ropy' surfaces, like flowing pitch, and surfaces with small rounded knobs.
freely flowing lava
Hawaiian term used to describe thin, smoothly flowing, lava flows with a glassy plastic skin.
A Hawaiian term for lava with a smooth, billowy, or ropy surface. Click here to view a photo of pahoehoe.
a Hawaiian term for basaltic lava flows typified by smooth, ropy sur-faces.
A type of lava having a glassy, smooth, and billowy or undulating surface; it is characteristic of Hawaiian lava.
A Hawaiian term for a basaltic lava flow that has a smooth, billowy, or ropy surface.
A type of lava flow with a smooth but ropy surface.
Pronounced "pa hoi hoi". A smooth, ropey lava flow. Usually associated with hot, fluid lava. An Hawaiian term.
Hawaiian term for lava having a ropey surface structure.
A Hawaiian term for basaltic lava flows typified by a smooth, billowy or ropy surface.
smooth, rope type of lava flow
A type of basalt lava flow characterized by a smooth glassy skin, and constructed of innumerable "flow units" called "toes"; pahoehoe flows advance at rates of 1 to 10 meters (3 to 33 feet) hour and are associated with low-effusion-rate eruptions with little to no fountaining.
a type of basaltic lava that has hardened into a smooth, undulating, shiny surface. [AHDOS
A solidified lava flow with a smooth, ropey surface, formed from less viscous lava than aa. The name is of Hawaiian origin. read more
Pahoehoe (pronounced "pah-hoy-hoy") is a Hawaiian term for lava that, when solid, has a smooth or rope-like surface.
Basaltic lave of low viscosity so that it flows easily and smoothly. Solidified flows are characterized by smooth, ropey, undulating surfaces.