Views of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea—August 10, 2021
On Tuesday, August 10, HVO scientists traversed the west and south rims of Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kīlauea, to collect photos of the inactive lava lake from many different angles. Such a collection of photos will enable the construction of a three-dimensional model of the crusted lake surface using structure-from-motion software. Here, the western end of the lava lake is seen from a vantage to the north-northwest. The scientists did not observe any significant changes to recent eruptive features during their visit. USGS photo by M. Zoeller.