Very much like our flight on February 1st, a stationary cell of weather sat over much of the eruption zone, this time, just a bit further inland than last, so our approach was from the makai (seaward) direction as Pu‘u ‘O‘o was socked in. Several streams of lava were active on Pulama Pali, and a … More Lava Update | February 15, 2018
Beautiful skies over the eruption zone was a nice change for us from the past few weeks! Although shifty winds cut short our visit to Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava lake, we still had the opportunity to observe it foundering and spattering, before its gas plume chased us out. There were several breakouts on the upper flow … More Lava Update | February 8, 2018
A preflight check of satellite imagery showed a stationary band of weather just inland and parallel to the southeast coast of the island, but clear skies over Hilo gave us an opportunity to at least make an attempt at accessing the eruption zone. As the cell sat over Pulama Pali and the area just above … More Lava Update | February 1, 2018
Well, some of these have a lot more going on than just seeping. lol! See the pics below!
Getting rained out last week brought on withdrawals… lol!! Although heavily overcast skies were prevalent over Hilo, we were able to get out to the vent and flow field, and do our thing! Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava lake was quite active, with bubbling and spattering in multiple locations. Meanwhile, the upper flow field had a bit … More Lava Update | January 25, 2018