Kilauea Eruption Lava Dynamics May 22nd - 24th

May 22, 2018

Kilauea Eruption Lava Dynamics May 22nd - 24th

These images show lava observations from USGS helicopter thermal imagery and the NASA Landsat 8 and ESA Sentinel 2B satellites. The lava flow speed was calculated for the channel which opened on May 22nd from fissure 6 and 18 which reached the ocean sometime between May 23rd and May 24th. Using two satellite overpasses 12h 37min apart and the position of  the head of the lava flow from LandSat 8 and Sentinel 2B, the inferred mean flow was near 2.6 m/min.

lava flow dynamics slide 1

lava flow dynamics slide 1