Heat Flow from Lava to Ice

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This Demonstration shows how the thickness of a layer of lava (shown in red) affects the temperature of an ice sheet (shown in blue) at varying distances below its surface.

Contributed by: Jillian Hoffstadt and Yoshiya Anderson  (January 2023)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Information for this Demonstration was interpreted from literature found in [1].


[1] L. Wilson and J. Head III, "Heat Transfer in Volcano–Ice Interactions on Earth", Annals of Glaciology, 45, 2007 pp. 83–86. doi.org/10.3189/172756407782282507.

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