Thermal image of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō showing lava lake within the crater

Thermal image of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater showing the lava lake within the ...

Detailed Description

This thermal image was taken from the south rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, showing the lava lake within the crater. Hotter surfaces, such as the narrow zones between crustal plates, are shown by yellow and white colors. Cooler surfaces, such as the cooled lava around the lake, are shown by blue and black colors. The large size of the crustal plates attests to the relatively sluggish motion of the lava surface.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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