Lava pond on the east rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from above

This thermal image shows the lava pond on the east rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

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This thermal image shows the lava pond on the east rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from above. The temperature scale is in degrees Celsius. The pond is nearly circular, and has surface crust temperatures between 300 and 400 C (570-750 Fahrenheit - orange colors). The two spatter sources on the pond margin expose fresh, incandescent lava which has temperatures around 1100 C (2000 F) - well above the limit of the camera at this setting (which is 550 C, or 1020 F).

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Image Dimensions: 1961 x 1300

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