Title: How to stop or slow down lava flows
Author: R.D. Schuiling
Address: Institute of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University PO Box 80021, 3508 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Journal: Int. J. of Global Environmental Issues, 2008 Vol.8, No.3, pp.282 - 285
Abstract: It is proposed to use the strongly endothermic dissociation reactions of common carbonate rocks to rapidly cool lava flows, in order to prevent them from destroying human habitations.
Keywords: lava cooling; endothermic reactions; lava flows; lava tubes; ophicalcite; volcanic hazards; carbonate rocks; volcanoes.