Organization(s):

USGS logo US Department of Interior , US Geological Survey / Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


What does this program measure?

USGS & HVO Operate digital telemetry receiver and repeater equipment for monitoring seismic and other activity from the flanks of Mauna Loa Volcano. Signals from the western and northern parts of Hawaii Island will be collected at Mauna Loa Observatory and relayed to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in Hawaii National Park.


How does this program work?

A computer will collect data from remote sites via the 5.8 GHZ radio. The data from the computer will be transmitted to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory via the internet. Instruments include digital telemetry receiver and repeater equipment, operating continuously at MLO.


Why is this research important?

To monitor activity from the flanks of Mauna Loa Volcano and collect signals from the west and north parts of Hawaii Island.


Are there any trends in the data?


How does this program fit into the big picture?
What is it's role in global climate change?


Comments and References


Lead Investigator(s):

Paul Okubo
808-967-8802


MLO Contact(s):

Dr. John E. Barnes
808-933-6965 (x222)
Darryl Kuniyuki
808-933-6965 (x236)


Web Site(s)

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/


Date Started

1997


Related Programs

USGS/HVO Tilt and Strain
Volcanic Activity




Photographs:

SeismometerSeismometer at MLO

Seismometer (top)Seismometer (top)