By segmenting the vertical structure of a lava flow, the Lava2d model provides more realism to operational lava forecasts.
Maui Endures More Drought and Drier Streams
Drought continues to threaten Maui’s native land-based and marine ecosystems, water resources, and traditional ways of life. But conservationists have hope—and ways to fight back.
Volcanic Lava Lake Belts Out Its Secrets in Seismic “Songs”
A cacophony of magma displacements and volcanic gases recorded underneath Kīlauea’s roiling lake of lava could one day provide information to help predict future eruptions.
Navigating the Pacific with Wind, Waves, and Stars
Ancient Polynesian voyagers sailed thousands of kilometers with no maps or compasses; they followed nature’s clues. Using the same tools, the Moananuiākea Voyage will set sail from Alaska and circle the Pacific.
Settlement of Rapa Nui May Have Been Doomed by a Dearth of Dust
Rapa Nui and Hawai‘i offer a tale of two island settlements: Hawai‘i was close enough to Asia for continental dust to help replenish soil nutrients depleted by agriculture. Rapa Nui wasn’t.
Hundreds of Volcanic Explosions Detected Underwater at Kīlauea
Hundreds of volcanic explosions detected underwater at Kīlauea
The explosions, identified during the 2018 eruption phase, offer a clear acoustic signal that researchers could use to measure ocean properties.
Volcanic Tremor and Deformation at Kīlauea
Two new studies investigate activity at Hawaii’s Kīlauea leading up to and following the 2018 eruption to better understand the volcano’s plumbing and behavior.
Revealing Complexity of Groundwater Flow with Hydrogeophysics
A combination of passive seismic and electrical measurements are used to unravel the complex hydrogeology structure and associated groundwater flow paths at a coastal site in O’ahu, Hawai`i.
Podcast: What’s It Like Pretending to Live on Mars?
We spoke with science writer Kate Greene about her experiences on a 4-month-long Mars analog mission.
Deep Submarine Fresh Water: A New Resource for Volcanic Islands?
The discovery of large freshwater reservoirs off Hawaii suggests that other volcanic islands may have similar resources, which could help meet water demands amid population growth and climate change.