Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, 2007–2010

Open-File Report 2012-1107
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Kīlauea Volcano has one of the longest running volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rate databases on record. Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kīlauea Volcano were first measured by Stoiber and Malone (1975) and have been measured on a regular basis since 1979 (Elias and Sutton, 2007, and references within). Compilations of SO2 emission-rate and wind-vector data from 1979 through 2006 are available on the USGS Web site (Elias and others, 1998; Elias and Sutton, 2002; Elias and Sutton, 2007). This report updates the database, documents the changes in data collection and processing methods, and highlights how SO2 emissions have varied with eruptive activity at Kīlauea Volcano for the interval 2007–2010.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Sulfur dioxide emission rates from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, 2007-2010
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1107
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121107
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Volcano Hazards Program, Volcano Science Center
Description iv, 25 p.; Downloads of Spreadsheets 3-7
First page i
Last page 25
Country United States
State Hawai'i
Other Geospatial Kilauea Volcano
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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