• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Sept 25 2012


September 25, 2012 - "Developing Energy from an Active Volcano: The Kīlauea Geothermal Story So Far"

HVO scientists Jim Kauahikaua, Frank Trusdell, Wes Thelen, and Jeff Sutton will present a brief history of geothermal development in Hawai'i and a description of the location and nature of the hydrothermal system. The most attractive area for power development is Kīlauea's lower east rift zone. We will address the volcanic and seismic hazards on Kīlauea Volcano and the effects of geothermal development. Finally, we will describe the volcanic gas emissions from the hydrothermal system and their potential.

link to pdf flier (203KB)


Did You Know?

Skylight reveals lava flowing to the ocean.

Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.