"Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes"
This new USGS publication, produced in conjunction with HVO's Centennial in 2012, reviews the history of research and the current understanding of Hawaiian volcanism. The book consists of 10 chapters written by current and former HVO staff and collaborators.
"Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes" establishes a benchmark for the current understanding of volcanism in Hawaiʻi, and the articles herein build upon the elegant and pioneering work of Jaggar and many other USGS and academic scientists. Each chapter synthesizes the lessons learned about a specific aspect of volcanism in Hawaiʻi, based largely on continuous observation of eruptive activity (like that occurring now at Kīlauea Volcano) and on systematic research into volcanic and earthquake processes during HVO's first 100 years. [Excerpt from the foreword by Suzette M. Kimball, USGS Acting Director]
Volcano Awareness Continues Online
The "official" month has ended, but we hope that your quest for volcano awareness continues beyond January. In case you missed them, our Volcano Awareness Month "After Dark in the Park" talks can be viewed online: