Lava Pour No. 5: Pouring Lava Over Ice

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Mon, Sep 3rd, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating video by Syracuse University, showing the interaction between lava and ice.

On January 22, 2011, the fifth lava pour took place using the #700 gas fired tilt furnace operated by the SU Sculpture Program. This 610lb pour was the most successful to date in terms of material consistency, volume, duration of pour, viscosity, duration of flow, structure of flow, etc. The lava was poured on to a 6" thick block of ice measuring 3.5' by 10'. This pour was conducted for Prof. Ben Edwards, Dickinson College Earth Sciences Department. Prof. Edwards is a specialist in the area of lava and ice interaction.

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