|Vog model from University of Hawaii|
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Scientists at the University of Hawaii developed the concept of a Vog Measurement and Prediction (VMAP). If you click on the picture to the left, it should start a GIF animation. If it doesn't work, go to the site referenced in the caption. In 2008 the Halemaumau vent began emitting elevated sulfur dioxide gases, and the idea arose of trying to do vog forecasting. Steven Businger and Roy Huff of U.H. developed some preliminary concepts and fortunately, Stimulus Act funding to HVO allowed development of a feasibility study. Preliminary products are on the WWW site referenced in the figure caption.
The east rift eruption has been called the March 5 Kamoamoa fissure eruption. The activity diminished through the 9th, and paused at 10:30 p.m. The sulfur dioxide emission rate was estimated at 5,000 tonnes/day from the east rift sources. At the summit of Kilauea, the lava lake remains deep below the rim of the vent (220 m or 720 feet) in Halemaumau. The sulfur dioxide emission rate from this eruption was 700 tonnes/day on March 9. Detailed information is available on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory WWW site.