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[MTcam] Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera Thermal from the Northwest Rim

Detailed Description

This image is from a thermal camera located on the north rim of Mauna Loa's summit caldera. The camera was upgraded on November 8, 2023. The new camera is not currently temperature-calibrated, therefore it only provides a relative comparison of temperatures within view. For this reason, no temperature scale can be displayed at this time.


The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are observing an area that is off-limits to the general public because of significant volcanic hazards.


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