GLISTIN-A Airborne Science Topography Maps from Kilauea Eruption

May 18, 2018

GLISTIN-A Airborne Science Topography Maps from Kilauea Eruption

Repeat flights during the current eruption are using GLISTIN to detect changes in Kilauea's topography associated with new lava flows, with the goal of measuring the erupted volume as a function of time and the total volume of the event. These observations prove extremely useful to model the evolution of these volcanic processes.

Overpass Difference Dates: 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

Overpass Difference Dates: May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018

This is a topography difference map captured by GLISTIN over the Lower East Rift Zone.  The difference in topography is caused by lava movement. 

Overpass Difference Dates: May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018

Overpass Difference Dates: May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018

This is the same type of topography difference map showing the Kilauea Summit.  This series of difference maps highlights the enlargement of the Halem'aum'au crater.

Data Sources: 

View GLISTIN-A data on the NASA Airborne Science Story Map: https://asdc-arcgis.larc.nasa.gov/portal/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=0...