Kīlauea Volcano — Tracking Active Lava Flows (Audio-described)

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U.S. Geological survey scientists use fly-overs to track active lava flows. 


Date Taken:

Length: 00:01:35

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US

Video Credits

Audio descriptions: Scott Horvath, USGS


The letters USGS and word science for a
changing world appear in white then fade

to black
A helicopter takes off into the distance.

Text on the screen reads: USGS scientists
conduct flyovers daily to track active

lava flows along Kīlauea Volcano's lower
East Rift Zone. For the rest of the video

various views from helicopter flyovers
show lava flows, plumes, and lava

fountains as volcanologist Rick Hazlett
speaks. The work that we're doing has

importance for the future by the example
it sets in terms of physical

observations in the field that are
meaningful. And the creativity and craft

of applying technology to expand our
understanding of how this volcano works,

both in terms of its subterranean
behavior, patterns of activity, signals

that it provides that otherwise might be
missed without the assistance of that

technology, and so on. In the future
there'll be new technologies and there'll

still be a need for basic physical
observation, however to correlate with

what our clever use of instruments and
monitoring equipment tells us.

The letters USGS and words science for a
changing world appear in white.

Text on the screen reads: Produced by Danielle Davis. Featured scientist Rick Hazlett,

Volcanologist University of Hawaii-Hilo
and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Please credit the U.S. Geological Survey