Volcano Watch: Danish postdoctoral fellow helps HVO understand Kilauea’s explosive eruptions

  • Courtesy of JOHANNE SCHMITH

    Johanne “Jo” Schmith examines ash from Katla volcano in Iceland.

Kilauea Volcano attracts researchers from around the world. Johanne “Jo” Schmith joined the ranks of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in June to study some deposits of past Kilauea explosions — a timely endeavor given the presence of water in the caldera today.