Volcano Watch: Extraordinary tenure ends for leader of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Tina Neal, HVO Scientist-in-Charge from 2015–20, ended her tenure on June 19. (USGS photo)

Tina Neal responding to Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o eruption in November of 1983. At that time, USGS personal protective equipment standards differed. (USGS photo)

The extraordinary leadership of Tina Neal as Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory comes to an end this week, when she returns to the Alaska Volcano Observatory after fulfilling her five-year commitment to HVO. David Phillips, HVO’s Deputy SIC, will take the helm until Tina’s successor arrives.