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.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2008.018643

10.1504/08.18643

 

 

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