After Dark in the Park Video Archives - March 4 2014
USDA Forest Service Photo
While driving between Ka'ū and Kona, have you ever wondered about the prominent lava flows you see along Queen Ka'ahumanu and Māmalahoa Highways? If so, you are invited to join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists Jim Kauahikaua and Janet Babb on a virtual road trip, during which they will talk about the origin and history of lava flows along Highways 11 and 190, and recount the stories of people impacted by the eruptions that created the volcanic landscape we see today.
Link to pdf poster (301KB)
Did You Know?
The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.