Taking the trail onto the floor of Kilauea Iki crater (see also Site #21 ), one can see just how flat this surface really is (see also Site #25 for a detailed image)! In the middle distance one can see the old blocks of lava that became trapped in the lake (Site #22). At far left is the vent, while in the center distance is Byron Ledge (also shown in Site #8 ). This floor of Kilauea Iki is probably the smoothest surface in the entire radar scene. It has less relief than the September 1982 flow (Site #17 and Site #18), and is probably (?) a factor of two smoother than the July 1974 flow that is within the eastern side of the main caldera (no image is available at this time of this flow, but we're working on it).
From here you can continue on to Site 25 or you can pick another point from the Radar Tourpage.
Author: Peter Mouginis-Mark
Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark
Curator: Lori Glaze