One hundred years of volcano monitoring in Hawaii

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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In 2012 the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), the oldest of five volcano observatories in the United States, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding. HVO's location, on the rim of Kilauea volcano (Figure 1)—one of the most active volcanoes on Earth—has provided an unprecedented opportunity over the past century to study processes associated with active volcanism and develop methods for hazards assessment and mitigation. The scientifically and societally important results that have come from 100 years of HVO's existence are the realization of one man's vision of the best way to protect humanity from natural disasters. That vision was a response to an unusually destructive decade that began the twentieth century, a decade that saw almost 200,000 people killed by the effects of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title One hundred years of volcano monitoring in Hawaii
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/2012EO030001
Volume 93
Issue 3
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Volcano Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 29
Last page 30
Country United States
State Hawai'i
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