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Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, 2007-2010

June 1, 2012

Kīlauea Volcano has one of the longest running volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rate databases on record. Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kīlauea Volcano were first measured by Stoiber and Malone (1975) and have been measured on a regular basis since 1979 (Elias and Sutton, 2007, and references within). Compilations of SO2 emission-rate and wind-vector data from 1979 through 2006 are available on the USGS Web site (Elias and others, 1998; Elias and Sutton, 2002; Elias and Sutton, 2007). This report updates the database, documents the changes in data collection and processing methods, and highlights how SO2 emissions have varied with eruptive activity at Kīlauea Volcano for the interval 2007–2010.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, 2007-2010
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121107
Authors T. Elias, A. J. Sutton
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2012-1107
Index ID ofr20121107
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Volcano Hazards Program; Volcano Science Center

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