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Snapshots

  1. Lava Flow

    Snapshot Title: Lava Flow
    Taken by: John Rautenbach

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    Lava Flow on Ngauruhoe



  2. Gully

    Snapshot Title: Gully
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This channel has been eroded out of the loosely consolidated volcanic debris by rain water flowing down the slopes of the volcano.



  3. 1870 lava flow

    Snapshot Title: 1870 lava flow
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This lava flow is more vegetated than the darker, younger flows. They are all of the same andesitic composition and have a very rough, blocky surface called 'aa' lava.



  4. 1954 lava flows

    Snapshot Title: 1954 lava flows
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    These and similar flows that you can see on the slopes of the cone were erupted during the largest production of lava in New Zealand in historic times.



  5. Pukekaikiore

    Snapshot Title: Pukekaikiore
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This 1737m high hill is next to Ngauruhoe and is also made of lava. It may either be a remnant of a much older volcano, or a rounded bulge of viscous lava that was pushed up from a vent directly benea...



  6. lava fall

    Snapshot Title: lava fall
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The lava flow went over a cliff here, almost smoothing it over in this area.



  7. Levees

    Snapshot Title: Levees
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This lava flow shows well developed side ridges or levees



  8. Hiker on the Devil's Staircase

    Snapshot Title: Hiker on the Devil's Staircase
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: lava flows of Ngauruhoe, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    On the way over Tongariro