What's New at Kilauea Volcano?

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Helicopter Flight Over the Pu'u O'o Cone - July 1999

Although the Virtually Hawaii Project is almost over, we have been trying to keep track of all the activity both at the Pu'u O'o cone, and down at the coast. Our final effort in this part of the project was to take another helicopter flight over the volcano on July 13th, 1999. As we have found over the years, the volcano continues to change dramatically, with the summit crater now inactive but with large amounts of gases being emitted from a series of deep craters on the lower flank of the cone.


In addition to flying over Pu'u O'o, we took the opportunity to fly over some of the other (inactive) parts of Kilauea to record many of the landscapes that are important to geologists working on the volcano. So in this final "What's New" presentation, we also include additional views of Kilauea. Enjoy the trip!


New Views of Pu'u O'o

New Views of Ocean Entries

Mauna Iki and the Ka'u Desert

Other Parts of Kilauea Volcano