Kīlauea's Volcanic Gases and Their Environmental Impacts

Kīlauea's Volcanic Gases and Their Environmental Impacts...

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Sulfur dioxide gas emissions from the crater of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea's east rift zone (above) and the vent within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kīlauea's summit create volcanic pollution that affects the air quality of downwind communities. Here, an HVO gas geochemist measures Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō gas emissions using an instrument that detects gas compositions on the basis of absorbed infrared light. Photo credit: USGS photo (See attached file: USGS_Gas_Geochemist556.jpg) (See attached file: Kīlauea's Volcanic Gases and Their Impact .doc)

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Image Dimensions: 556 x 417

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