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Long-Term Change at MLK Vent (April 2, 2004 to October 28, 2006)

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Detailed Description

A time lapse camera was poised on the southern flank of Pu'u 'O'o cone from early 2004 through mid-2007. This location overlooked the Martin Luther King (MLK) vent and provided a distant view of the top of the Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole (PKK) tube system—the lava tube system active at Pu'u 'O'o from 2004 to 2007. This movie shows the long-term development of the MLK and PKK vents by stitching together one image per day from April 2004 through October 2006. Some days are missing due to bad visibility or camera malfunction. Images were, in most cases, rotated and cropped to accomodate unavoidable changes in camera position.

The images that comprise this video were acquired by a time-lapse camera positioned on the south flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone about 70 meters (230 feet) away from the MLK vent, in the foreground. The video is played at 10 frames per second.




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