Honoring the career and contributions of a dedicated HVO geophysicist

The 30-year career of soon-to-be retired USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist Asta Miklius was largely devoted to studying how the motion of the ground reflects magmatic processes beneath the surface. Shown here in 1997, she measured the precise position of a benchmark near Puu Oo on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone to track an intrusion of magma. (Courtesy photo /USGS)

HILO — On March 30, 2018, a change occurred within the ranks of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s staff when geophysicist Asta Miklius retired.