An Geologist shields his face from intense heat as he dips a rock h...

An HVO geologist shields his face from intense heat as he dips a ro...

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An HVO geologist shields his face from intense heat as he dips a rock hammer into an active pāhoehoe toe. After scooping out the lava it is placed in the water to quench it. HVO routinely collects lava samples for chemical analysis, which can give insight into changes in the magmatic system.

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Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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