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Volcano ‘Smoke’ From Hawaii

Photo of scientists in field collecting sample. Active volcanos on the island of Hawaii are continuously monitored by USGS scientists from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. View 128 KB image.

Photo of volcanic fume particle. Particles like this one were collected by pulling volcanic fumes through a filter paper. The filter was then exaimned using the electron microscope and the electron microprobe. View 160 KB image.

Mosaic of photographs of volcanic particles. Particles collected from a plume emitted from the central Pu'u 'O'o crater of Kilauea volcano. View 192 KB mosaic of particles.

Reference: Meeker, Gregory P. and Hinkley,Todd K., 1993, The structure and composition of microspheres from the Kilauea volcano, Hawaii: American Mineralogist, Volume 78, p.873.

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