View of lava lake in Overlook vent, Halema‘uma‘u, Kīlauea

View of lava lake in Overlook vent, Halema‘uma‘u Crater, Kīlauea Vo...

Detailed Description

This photo shows the view into Overlook vent during a relatively high level of the lava lake in 2010. When the lava was at a high stand like this, the plume became very thin and a view of the lava lake was possible. Typically, the fume was too thick to view the lava surface with the naked eye, and HVO geologists then relied on thermal cameras to image the lava surface.


Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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