Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 28, 2003

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From summit to rootless shield

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View of gas plume from Pu`u `O`o and rootless shields as seen from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, 20 km away. Pu`u `O`o is source of left-hand-most brown plume. Other sources to right come from rootless shields. Gas finally lifts off ground, and water vapor condenses to form cloud. White cloud bank is steam from 1959 lava lake in Kilauea Iki Crater. Other steam vents barely visible on floor of Kilauea's caldera.

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Looking southeast across fresh lava flows, most recently active on November 26 (see images below), erupted from top of shield at West Gap Pit. Shoulder of Pu`u `O`o forms high area.

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Hornito about 4 meters high above upper Mother's Day lava tube.

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Hole through base of hornito, probably formed by collapse after growth of hornito, judging from loose debris on ground surface.

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Smooth, shiny, hot crust on active perched lava pond on top of new rootless shield 2 km south of Pu`u `O`o. Pond is several hundred meters across.

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Ground view showing smooth crust of perched lava pond. Large view shows small spatter jet from persistent site of spattering just left of center.

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