Numerous fumaroles are present near rim of Halema‘uma‘u, and are ev...

Numerous fumaroles are present near the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater,...

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Numerous fumaroles are present near the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, and are evident by the bright yellow sulfur deposits. In recent years these fumaroles have been covered by a thick carpet of Pele's hair produced by the lava lake. Moisture emitted by the fumaroles collects as tiny water droplets on the fine hairs, resembling a thin dusting of snow.

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