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January 17, 2023 — Kīlauea summit thermal maps

January 17, 2023
Color maps of lava lake temperature
This compilation shows thermal maps since the start of the eruption in Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea. The map sequence shows the focusing of lava lake activity into two main lakes on the crater floor. The scale of the thermal map ranges from blue to red, with blue colors indicative of cooler temperatures and red colors indicative of warmer temperatures.
Color map of lava lake temperature
A helicopter overflight on January 17, 2023, allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected of Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea. The largest lava lake is located in the eastern portion of the crater, though lava has also filled the areas previously active in the western portion of the crater. The scale of the thermal map ranges from blue to red, with blue colors indicative of cooler temperatures and red colors indicative of warmer temperatures.
Color map of lava lake temperature
A helicopter overflight on January 17, 2023, allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected of Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea. The largest lava lake is located in the eastern portion of the crater, though lava has also filled the areas previously active in the western portion of the crater. The scale of the thermal map ranges from blue to red, with blue colors indicative of cooler temperatures and red colors indicative of warmer temperatures.

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Title January 17, 2023 — Kīlauea summit thermal maps
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse