Volcano Watch: What do vog and wildfire smoke plumes have in common?

  • VMAP Vog Dashboard: public forecast for Oct. 11, 2021. Colors denote probability of exceeding “Moderate” sulfur dioxide air quality threshold. (Source: http://weather.hawaii.edu/vmap/new/.)

Since 2010, University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers at the Vog Measurement and Prediction Program (VMAP) have been studying the dispersion of vog in Hawaii. The central goal of the effort has been to provide the public and emergency responders with accurate and timely forecasts that would help limit vog exposure for those in affected areas and communities.