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VOLCANO WATCH: New Scientist

VOLCANO WATCH: New Scientist

January 29, 2015

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory welcomes its newest scientist, Ingrid Johanson.

VOLCANO WATCH: Boots on the Ground, Eyes in the Sky

VOLCANO WATCH: Boots on the Ground, Eyes in the Sky

January 22, 2015

In this week’s Volcano Watch, HVO discusses how scientists track lava flow activity from the air and from the ground.

VOLCANO WATCH: Satellites VOLCANO WATCH: Satellites January 15, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, HVO explains how modern technology, emphasizing on satellite imagery, aids in mapping and understanding lava flows.

VOLCANO WATCH: Communicating Information VOLCANO WATCH: Communicating Information January 8, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, the HVO describes how communication techniques with the media and the public have evolved over the last 25 years.

VOLCANO WATCH: Plumbing the Depths of Puʻu ʻŌʻō VOLCANO WATCH: Plumbing the Depths of Puʻu ʻŌʻō January 1, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

The current eruption of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō along Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone reaches its 32nd anniversary on Jan. 3.

VOLCANO WATCH: Understanding Lava Flow Diversion VOLCANO WATCH: Understanding Lava Flow Diversion December 27, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

“Dialogue about how to cope with Kīlauea’s June 27 flow is healthy and important, but should be done in full awareness of how lava flows in Hawaiʻi work.”

LETTER: Call for Federal Intervention to Divert Lava Flow LETTER: Call for Federal Intervention to Divert Lava Flow December 22, 2014 · 45 Comments · Discussion

“The fact that nothing has been done in the past to divert the lava is not a reason that we should not now solve this problem by attempting anything within our mental and technological abilities.”

VOLCANO WATCH: January Marks 'Volcano Awareness Month' VOLCANO WATCH: January Marks ‘Volcano Awareness Month’ December 18, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

Volcano Awareness Month was first proclaimed by Mayor Billy Kenoi in 2010.

VOLCANO WATCH: Revisiting Kalapana VOLCANO WATCH: Revisiting Kalapana December 12, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

This week’s Volcano Watch shows how certain aspects of the Kalapana lava flow shed some light onto the current June 27 lava flow.

VOLCANO WATCH: 'Moody' Kīlauea Volcano VOLCANO WATCH: ‘Moody’ Kīlauea Volcano November 26, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

Scientists from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory describe how the same volcano can act in very different ways.

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