Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lava Flow Unit

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1372

Numerous lava flows are generated by volcanic eruptions. Each flow of lava is an individual unit, which is called a flow unit. Whether it is a basalt flow (such as at Wudalianchi) or a rhyolite flow (such as at Yandang Mountain), lava flows come from repeated eruptions.

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