May 21—Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows

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Thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows. The primary lava flows originate from the Fissure 20-22 area.

 

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows...

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 12:15 pm on Monday, May 21. The primary lava flows originate from the Fissure 20-22 area. The dominant ocean entry is marked. The black and white area is the extent of the thermal map. Temperature in the thermal image is displayed as gray-scale values, with the brightest pixels indicating the hottest areas. The thermal map was constructed by stitching many overlapping oblique thermal images collected by a handheld thermal camera during a helicopter overflight of the flow field. The base is a copyrighted color satellite image (used with permission) provided by Digital Globe.

(Public domain.)

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