Kīlauea

Publications

The list below contains only a selected few Kīlauea publications to get interested readers started. For a more comprehensive listing, please see Wright, T.L., and Takahashi, T.J., 1998, Hawai'i bibliographic database, Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 59, p. 276-280. 

Updates to the Wright and Takahashi database are compiled and maintained in a bibliography related to the Geology of Hawai'i.

Books

Carey, R. J., Cayol, V., Poland, M. P. & Weis, D. (2015). Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface. Geophysical Monograph Series doi:10.1002/9781118872079

Hazlett, R. W. (2014). Explore the Geology of Kīlauea Volcano., 146 p.

Macdonald, G. A. & Hubbard, Jr., D. H. (2007). Volcanoes of the NAtional Parks in Hawai‘i., 12th ed., 64 p.

Bevins, D., Takahashi, T. J. & Wright, T. L. (1988). The early serial publications of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Volume 3, Monthly Bulletin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (1821-1929)., 1224 p.

Fiske, R. S., Simkin, T. & Nielsen, E. (Eds.) (1987). The Volcano Letter., unpaginated.

Macdonald, G. A., Abbott, A. T. & Peterson, F. L. (1983). Volcanoes in the Sea: The Geology of Hawaii., 2nd ed., 517 p.

Databases

Zoeller, M. H., Perroy, R. L., Wessels, R. L., Fisher, G. B., Robinson, J. E., Bard, J. A., Peters, J., Mosbrucker, A. R. & Parcheta, C. (2020). Geospatial database of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9S7UQKQ. https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5eba3f6082ce25b5135d5b85

Lee, L., Gansecki, C., Lundblad, S., Mills, P., Adams, D. T., Conrey, R. M. & Wagoner, L. (2019). Whole-rock and glass chemistry of lava samples collected during the 2018 Lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kīlauea. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9LVY7GV https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5d3279d2e4b01d82ce8791b2

Orr, T. R. & Patrick, M. R. (2019). GIS shapefiles for the June 27th lava flow at Kīlauea volcano, Hawai‘i, June 2014–June 2016. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9LD5W2H https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5cdd9871e4b029273746360f

Patrick, M. R., Dietterich, H., Lyons, J., Diefenbach, A. K., Parcheta, C., Anderson, K. R., Namiki, A., Sumita, I., Shiro, B. & Kauahikaua, J. P. (2019). Cyclic lava effusion during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9PJZ17R https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5d92dd71e4b0c4f70d0d1cac

Patrick, M. R., Younger, E. F. & Tollett, W. (2019). Lava level and crater geometry data during the 2018 lava lake draining at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9MJY24N https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5d842627e4b0c4f70d071a23

Zoeller, M. H., Trusdell, F. A. & Moore, R. B. (2019). Digital database of the geologic map of the middle east rift geothermal subzone, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series , 1111 doi:10.3133/ds1111 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ds1111

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (2018). Preliminary map of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Island of Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey doi:10.5066/P994OGY8 https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5afe0ba7e4b0da30c1bdb9db

Damby, D. E., Peek, S., Lerner, A. H. & Elias, T. (2018). Volcanic ash leachate and rainwater chemistry from increased 2018 activity of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P98A07DC https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5b69cbe6e4b006a11f775784

Orr, T. R. (2018). GIS shapefiles for lava flows at Kīlauea volcano, 1790–1982. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/P9B7904I https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5af60d04e4b0da30c1b5fa5a

Orr, T. R., Zoeller, M. H., Patrick, M. R. & DeSmither, L. G. (2017). GIS shapefiles for Kīlauea's episode 61g lava flow, Puʻu ʻŌʻō eruption: May 2016 to May 2017. U.S. Geological Survey Data Releasehttps://doi.org/10.5066/F7DN43XR

Kauahikaua, J. P., Orr, T. R., Patrick, M. R. & Trusdell, F. A. (2016). Steepest-Descent Lines for Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, Hualālai, and Mauna Kea Volcanoes, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Data Release doi:10.5066/F7FJ2DX0

Dutton, D. R., Ramsey, D. W., Bruggman, P. E., Felger, T. J., Lougee, E., Margriter, S., Showalter, P., Neal, C. A. & Lockwood, J. P. (2007). Database for the geologic map of the summit region of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series , 293 doi:10.3133/ds293 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ds293

Robinson, J. E., Hamer, M. R., Stevenson, A. J., Lucky, H., Degnan, C. H., Wong, F. L. & Holcomb, R. T. (2004). Digital Data for Maps of Hawaiian Islands Exclusive Economic Zone Interpreted from GLORIA Sidedscan-Sonar Imagery. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map , 2824 doi:10.3133/sim2824 https://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2004/2824/

Thornber, C. R., Hon, K., Heliker, C. C. & Sherrod, D. R. (2003). A Compilation of Whole-Rock and Glass Major-Element geochemistry of Kïlauea Volcano, Hawai'i, near-vent eruptive products: January 1983 through September 2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 03-477, 8 p.

Thornber, C. R., Budahn, J. R., Ridley, W. I. & Unruh, D. M. (2003). Trace Element and Nd, Sr, Pb Isotope Geochemistry of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, Near-vent Eruptive Products: 1983 – 2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 03-493, 5 p.

Trusdell, F. A., Wolfe, E. W. & Morris, J. (1996). Digital Database of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series , 144 http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/144/

Eruption Summaries

Tilling, R. I., Heliker, C. C. & Swanson, D. A. (2010). Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes— Past, Present, and Future.U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product , 117, 63 p.

Heliker, C. C., Swanson, D. A. & Takahashi, T. J. (2003). The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō–Kupaianaha Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: The First 20 Years. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1676, 215 p.

Decker, R. W., Wright, T. L. & Stauffer, P. H. (Eds.) (1987). Volcanism in Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1350, 1667 p.

Fact Sheets

Elias, T. & Sutton, A. J. (2017). Volcanic air pollution hazards in Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 2017-3017, 4 p. doi:10.3133/fs20173017

Orr, T. R., Heliker, C. C. & Patrick, M. R. (2013). The Ongoing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i—30 Years of Eruptive Activity. Hendley, J. W. (Ed.) , U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 2012-3127, 6 p.

Patrick, M. R., Orr, T. R., Sutton, A. J., Elias, T. & Swanson, D. A. (2013). The First Five Years of Kīlauea's Summit Eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, 2008–2013. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 2013-3116, 4 p. doi:10.3133/fs20133116

Okubo, P. G. & Nakata, J. S. (2011). Earthquakes in Hawai‘i—An Underappreciated but Serious Hazard. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 2011-3013, 6 p.

Swanson, D. A., Fiske, R. S., Rose, T., Houghton, B. & Mastin, L. G. (2011). Kīlauea–an Explosive Volcano in Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 2011-3064, 4 p.

Heliker, C. C. & Brantley, S. R. (2002). The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō–Kupaianaha Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, 1983 to 2003. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 144-02, 2 p.

Johnson, J. (2000). Viewing Lava Safely – Common Sense is Not Enough. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 152-00, 4 p.

Geologic Maps

Sherrod, D. R., Sinton, J. M., Watkins, S. E. & Brunt, K. M. (2007). Geologic Map of the State of Hawai'i. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 2007-1089

Trusdell, F. A. & Moore, R. B. (2006). Geologic Map of the Middle East Rift Geothermal Subzone, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Geological Investigations Series Map , 2614, 1 plate. doi:10.3133/i2614 https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/2614/

Holcomb, R. T. & Robinson, J. E. (2004). Maps of Hawaiian Islands exclusive economic zone interpreted from GLORIA sidescan-sonar imagery. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map , 2824, 9 p.; 1 sheet. doi:10.3133/sim2824 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sim2824

Eakins, B. W., Robinson, J. E., Kanamatsu, T., Naka, J., Smith, J. R., Takahashi, E. & Clague, D. A. (2003). Hawaii's Volcanoes Revealed. U.S. Geological Survey Geological Investigations Series Map , I-2809, 1 plate.

Neal, C. A. & Lockwood, J. P. (2003). Geologic Map of the Summit Region of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series , I-2759

Heliker, C. C., Ulrich, G. E., Margriter, S. C. & Hoffman, J. P. (2001). Maps Showing the Development of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō - Kupaianaha Flow Field, June 1984-February 1987, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series , I-2685, 4 p.

Wolfe, E. W. & Morris, J. (1996). Geologic map of the Island of Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Geological Investigations Series Map , I-2524-A, 18 p.; 3 sheets. doi:10.3133/i2524A https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524A

Moore, R. B. & Trusdell, F. A. (1991). Geologic map of the lower east rift zone of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map , I-2225, 1 sheet. doi:10.3133/i2225 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2225

Holcomb, R. T. (1980). Preliminary geologic map of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 80-796, 2 sheets. doi:10.3133/ofr80796 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr80796

Holcomb, R. T. (1976). Preliminary map showing products of eruptions, 1962-1974, from the Upper East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map , 811, 1 sheet. doi:10.3133/mf811 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mf811

Hazards Assessments and Reports

Neal, C. A. & Anderson, K. R. (2020). Preliminary Analyses of Volcanic Hazards at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, 2017–2018. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 2020-1002, 34 p. doi:10.3133/ofr20201002 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20201002

Preliminary Analysis of Hazards at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry: Cooperator Report to the U.S. Coast Guard. (2017). U.S. Geological Survey. , 15 p.

Lee, R. G., Teixeira, E. S., Yanagi, B. S., Chock, G. & Sgambelluri, M. (2005). Earthquake hazards and estimated losses in the County of Hawai‘i. Ogata-Deal, A. (Ed.) , , 32 p.

Klein, F. W., Frankel, A. D., Mueller, R. L., Wesson, R. L. & Okubo, P. G. (2000). Seismic-hazard maps for Hawaii.U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map , IMAP 2724, 8 maps; 2 sheets.

Wright, T. L., Chun, J. Y., Exposo, J., Heliker, C. C., Hodge, J., Lockwood, J. P. & Vogt, S. M. (1992). Map showing lava-flow hazard zones, Island of Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map , MF-2193, 1 plate. http://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/1992/2193/

Heliker, C. C. (1990). Volcanic and seismic hazards on the Island of Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product , 48 p.

Mullineaux, D. R., Peterson, D. W. & Crandell, D. R. (1987). Volcanic hazards in the Hawaiian Islands. Decker, R. W., Wright, T. L. & Stauffer, P. H. (Eds.) , U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1350, p. 599-621. https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1987/1350/index.html

Journal Articles

Gansecki, C., Lee, L., Shea, T., Lundblad, S., Hon, K. & Parcheta, C. (2019). The tangled tale of Kīlauea's 2018 eruption as told by geochemical monitoring. Science , 366, eaaz0147. doi:10.1126/science.aaz0147 Article

Anderson, K. R., Johanson, I. A., Patrick, M. R., Gu, M., Segall, P., Poland, M. P., Montgomery-Brown, E. & Miklius, A. (2019). Magma reservoir failure and the onset of caldera collapse at Kīlauea Volcano in 2018. Science , 366, eaaz1822. doi:10.1126/science.aaz1822

Neal, C. A. & Hawaiian, V. (2019). The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kīlauea Volcano. Science , 363, p. 367-374. doi:10.1126/science.aav7046

Patrick, M. R., Swanson, D. A. & Orr, T. R. (2019). A review of controls on lava lake level: insights from Halema‘uma‘u Crater, Kīlauea Volcano. Bulletin of Volcanology , 81, 26 p. doi:10.1007/s00445-019-1268-y

Thornber, C. R., Orr, T. R., Heliker, C. C. & Hoblitt, R. P. (2015). Petrologic testament to changes in shallow magma storage and transport during 30+ years of recharge and eruption at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: Chapter 8.Carey, R., Cayol, V., Poland, M. P. & Weis, D. (Eds.) , Geophysical Monograph Series , 208, pp 147-188 (with electronic data appendices). doi:10.1002/9781118872079.ch8

Kern, C., Sutton, A. J., Elias, T., Lee, L., Kamibayashi, K., Antolik, L. & Werner, C. (2014). An automated SO2camera system for continuous, real-time monitoring of gas emissions from Kīlauea Volcano's summit Overlook Crater. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 300, p. 81-94. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.12.004

Swanson, D. A., Weaver, S. J. & Houghton, B. (2014). Reconstructing the deadly eruptive events of 1790 CE at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. Geological Society of America Bulletin , 127, p. 503-515. doi:10.1130/B31116.1

Swanson, D. A., Rose, T., Fiske, R. S. & McGeehin, J. P. (2012). Keanakāko‘i Tephra produced by 300 years of explosive eruptions following collapse of Kīlauea's caldera in about 1500 CE. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 215-216, p. 8-25. doi:doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2011.11.009

Swanson, D. A. (2008). Hawaiian oral tradition describes 400 years of volcanic activity at Kīlauea. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research , 176, p. 427-431. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.01.033

Thornber, C. R., Heliker, C. C., Sherrod, D. R., Kauahikaua, J. P., Miklius, A., Okubo, P. G., Trusdell, F. A., Budahn, J. R., Ridley, W. I. & Meeker, G. P. (2003). Kīlauea East Rift Zone Magmatism: an Episode 54 Perspective.Journal of Petrology , 44, pp 1525-1559. doi:10.1093/petrology/egg048

Gerlach, T. M., McGee, K. A., Sutton, A. J. & Doukas, M. P. (2002). Carbon dioxide emission rate of Kīlauea Volcano: Implications for primary magma and the summit reservoir. Journal of Geophysical Research , 107, p. ECV3-1 – ECV3-15, 2189. doi:10.1029/2001JB000407

Eaton, J. P. & Murata, K. J. (1960). How Volcanoes Grow. Science , 132, pp. 925-938.

USGS General Publication

Kauahikaua, J. P. & Trusdell, F. A. (2020). Have humans influenced volcanic activity on the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano? A publication review. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 2020-1017, 17 p. doi:10.3133/ofr20201017

Hazlett, R. W., Orr, T. R. & Lundblad, S. (2019). Undocumented Late 18th- to Early 19th-Century Volcanic Eruptions in the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report , 2019-5010, 13 p. doi:10.3133/sir20195010

Kauahikaua, J. P., Orr, T. R., Patrick, M. R., Thelen, W. A., Burgess, M. K., Miklius, A., Poland, M. P., Anderson, K. R., Antolik, L., Elias, T., Sutton, A. J., Kern, C. & Werner, C. (2016). The 2014 annual report for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report , 2016-5059, 65 p. doi:10.3133/sir20165059

Orr, T. R. (2014). The June–July 2007 collapse and refilling of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report , 2014-5124, 15 p. doi:10.3133/sir20145124

Poland, M. P., Takahashi, T. J. & Landowski, C. M. (Eds.) (2014). Characteristics of Hawaiian Eruptions. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1801, 428 p. doi:10.3133/pp1801

Wright, T. L. & Klein, F. W. (2014). Two Hundred Years of Magma Transport and Storage at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, 1790–2008. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1806, 240 p. doi:dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1806

Elias, T. & Sutton, A. J. (2012). Sulfur Dioxide Emission Rates from Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, 2007–2010. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 2012-1107, 25 p.

Babb, J. L., Kauahikaua, J. P. & Tilling, R. I. (2011). The Story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory—A Remarkable First 100 Years of Tracking Eruptions and Earthquakes. U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product , 135, 60 p.

Orr, T. R. (2011). Selected Time-Lapse Movies of the East Rift Zone Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, 2004–2008. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series , 621, 15 p.

Lockwood, J. P., Tilling, R. I., Holcomb, R. T., Klein, F. W., Okamura, A. T. & Peterson, D. W. (2000). Magma Migration and Resupply During the 1974 Summit Eruptions of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1613, 43 p.

Heliker, C. C., Mangan, M. T. & Mattox, T. N. (1998). The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō—Kupaianaha Eruption of Kīlauea, November 1991–February 1994: Field Data and Flow Maps. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 98-103, 2 p.

Sutton, A. J. & Casadevall, T. J. (1998). Sulfur dioxide emission rates of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i 1979-1997. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , 98-462

Wolfe, E. W. (1988). The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i: Episodes 1 Through 20, January 3, 1983, Through June 8, 1984. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1463, 251 p.

Swanson, D. A., Duffield, W. A., Jackson, D. B. & Peterson, D. W. (1976). Chronological narrative of the 1969-71 Mauna Ulu eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 1056, 55 p.

Richter, D. H., Eaton, J. P., Murata, K. J., Ault, W. U. & Krivoy, H. L. (1970). Chronological narrative of the 1959-60 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper , 537, 73 p.

Richter, D. H. & Murata, K. J. (1966). Petrography of the lavas of the 1959-60 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i.U.S. Geological Survey Numbered Series , 537-D, 12 p.

Eaton, J. P. (1962). Crustal structure and volcanism in Hawaii. U.S. Geological Survey Monograph , 6, 13-29 p. doi:10.1029/GM006p0013

Stearns, H. T., Clark, W. O. & Meinzer, O. E. (1930). Geology and water resources of the Kau district, Hawaii (including parts of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes), with a chapter on ground water in the Hawaiian Islands. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper , 616, 194 p.; 3 sheets. doi:10.3133/wsp616 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp616