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Recent HVO general interest publication

The first five years of Kīlauea's summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, 2008-2013 Halemaʻumaʻu October 2012
… From the time the eruption began, the new "Overlook crater" inside Halemaʻumaʻu has exhibited fluctuating lava lake activity, occasional small explosive events, and a persistent gas plume. The beautiful nighttime glow impresses and thrills visitors in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, but the continuous emission of sulfur dioxide gas produces "vog" (volcanic smog) that can severely affect communities and local agriculture downwind. …
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Recent HVO research paper

Continuous monitoring of Hawaiian volcanoes with thermal cameras Halemaʻumaʻu October 2012
… Thermal cameras can sometimes "see" through volcanic fume that obscures views to visual webcams and the naked eye, and often provide a much clearer view of the extent of high temperature areas and activity levels. We describe a thermal camera network recently installed by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to monitor Kīlauea's summit and east rift zone eruptions (at Halemaʻumaʻu and Puʻu ʻŌʻō craters, respectively) and to keep watch on Mauna Loa's summit caldera. … See paper for more info.

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More Volcano Information from HVO and Beyond

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Volcano WatchCurrent issue of Volcano Watch essay, written weekly by USGS scientists.
National Park ServiceHawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, home to HVO. Find visitor information and resources here. Graphic: Kids DoorVolcanoes for kids, from the Volcano World website.
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