HVO geologist shields face from intense lava-flow heat while taking a fresh sample.

Scientist shields face while scooping lava with a hammer for chemical analysis

Detailed Description

An HVO geologist shields his face from the intense heat as he takes a sample of active lava on the Kahauale╩╗a 2 flow, Kilauea Volcano Hawaii.  The chemistry of the lava is analyzed through time and used to study changes in the magmatic system.  


Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: HI, US