Kīlauea Volcano — Drone Over Lava Channel

Drone shot looking at brightly colored red and orange lava flows

Detailed Description

USGS Mavic Pro drone image of the fissure 8 lava channel looking toward the vent. Overflows can be seen as incandescent spots beyond the channel margins. Drone flights and resultant imagery help scientists better identify areas of channel overflows and active flow advancement. Incandescence (glowing) lava is easier to identify in the dark versus during daylight hours.


Image Dimensions: 4000 x 2250

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US