Int. J. of Global Environmental Issues   »   2008 Vol.8, No.3



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


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


Int. J. of Global Environmental Issues, 2008 Vol.8, No.3, pp.282 - 285


Available online: 03 Jun 2008



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