New camera position on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

New camera position on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; The active front of the Kahauale‘...

Detailed Description

New flows on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater over the past few weeks threatened cameras positioned on the crater's north rim. Two cameras—a thermal camera observing the crater and a regular webcam observing the active Kahauale‘a 2 flow in the distance—were moved to a safer location partway up the steep northwestern flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. Another webcam, regularly capturing a panorama of the crater floor, was left in place to maintain a consistent view of the crater. Poor weather and winds prevented the power systems for the cameras that were moved from being put into place until today (May 5, 2014). The cameras are now operational, and are visible in the background of this photo, beyond a spatter cone on the north side of the crater floor.


Image Dimensions: 1152 x 768

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