Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Multimedia

Use the search options below to filter multimedia. 

Examples: 

  • Webcams—Near-real-time images from webcams.
  • Videos—Collection of videos recorded during field excursions or caught on our webcams.
  • Image Galleries—Galleries of images and events with expanded descriptions.

The Kīlauea Photo and Video Chronology and Mauna Loa Photo and Video Chronology webpages also feature photos. 

Filter Total Items: 1,757
Colo photograph of water in sample vials
October 30, 2019

Water collected from the lake at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u

Water collected from the lake at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u is prepared for laboratory analyses at the USGS California Volcano Observatory. Results thus far reveal chemistry indicative of complex reactions between the water, magmatic gases, and Kīlauea's basaltic rocks.

Unoccupied Aircraft System is inspected by pilot just before take off
October 26, 2019

Unoccupied Aircraft System is inspected by pilot just before take off

The sampling mechanism (on blue tarp) is prepared and the Unoccupied Aircraft System (UAS) is inspected just before take off to collect water from the Halema‘uma‘u crater lake. Brightly colored flagging tape tied to a cable attached to the UAS indicated depth as the sampling tool was lowered into the water. 

October 26, 2019

Reconnaissance video taken prior to October 26 water sampling mission

Prior to the Unoccupied Aircraft System (UAS) mission that collected a water sample from Halema‘uma‘u at Kīlauea's summit on October 26, reconnaissance UAS missions were flown. This video, taken over a period of 15 minutes, has been sped up 7 times to show the UAS as it approaches Halema‘uma‘u from the southwest. The UAS reaches the northeast portion of the lake, surveys

October 26, 2019

Reconnaissance video taken prior to October 26 water sampling mission

The Unoccupied Aircraft System (UAS) that collected water from the crater lake in Halema‘uma‘u on October 26 was outfitted with both visual and infrared (thermal) cameras. This reconnaissance video shows fumarolic activity on the walls of the crater. Fumaroles appear light in color (yellow and white) in the visual imagery due to alteration of the crater wall rock. In the

October 26, 2019

Reconnaissance video taken prior to October 26 water sampling mission

In this October 26 reconnaissance survey, the Unoccupied Aircraft System (UAS) reaches the northeast part of the Halema‘uma‘u crater lake, where large rocks at the lake margin are often used to visually track the rising water level. Taken over a period of about 5.5 minutes, the survey is shown at 3 times the speed it was filmed. Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area

October 26, 2019

Video of the October 26 Halema‘uma‘u water sampling mission

This video was captured by the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as it collected a water sample in Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea's summit. Limited UAS flights in this area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The information is used to assess hazards at Kīlauea's summit, and is shared with the National Park Service and emergency

October 26, 2019

Thermal video of the October 26 Halema‘uma‘u water sampling mission

This thermal video was captured by the UAS as it collected a water sample in Halema‘uma‘u, at Kīlauea's summit.

October 26, 2019

Video of UAS water sampling, Kīlauea summit

 

This video shows the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) collecting a water sample from Halema‘uma‘u. This wider view shows the scale of the UAS relative to the water pond. USGS video by M. Patrick, 26 Oct 2019.

October 26, 2019

Video of UAS water sampling, Kīlauea summit

This video shows a close-up of the unmanned aircraft system collecting a water sample in Halema‘uma‘u. USGS video by M. Patrick, 26 Oct 2019.

Color photograph of scientists preparing UAS for flight
October 26, 2019

HVO scientists prepare UAS for Kīlauea summit crater lake sampling

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and DOI Office of Aviation staff prepare the sampling mechanism (on blue tarp) and inspect the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) just before it took off to collect water from the Halema‘uma‘u crater lake. Brightly-colored flagging tape tied to a cable attached to the UAS indicated depth as the sampling tool was lowered into the water. The

...
October 26, 2019

Video of UAS water sampling, Kīlauea summit

This video shows another view of the unmanned aircraft system sampling water from Halema‘uma‘u. USGS video by C. Parcheta, 26 Oct 2019.