Infrared measurements help HVO scientists unravel Kilauea’s gas chemistry
By Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Special to West Hawaii Today | Sunday, December 26, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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Two USGS scientists in August measure H2O and CO2 dissolved in tiny chips of volcanic glass using the “lab FTIR,” currently housed at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, until new, permanent HVO facilities can be built. (Photo courtesy of D. Bevens (UHH)/Special to West Hawaii Today)
An HVO scientist aims the “field FTIR” at spattering lava from the current eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at Kilauea’s summit, on Oct. 4. (USGS photo by P. Nadeau/Special to West Hawaii Today)