Kīlauea Volcano — Landscape Differences

Aerial of lava channel

Detailed Description

During HVO's morning overflight today, the dramatic difference in landscapes on the northern and southern sides of the fissure 8 lava channel was readily apparent. With dominant trade winds blowing heat and volcanic gases to the southwest, the north side of the lava channel remains verdant, while, in stark contrast, vegetation on the south side has been severely impacted and appears brown and yellow. The fissure 8 cone is obscured by a cloud of steam (top center).


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US