Volcano Watch: Tech talk part 2 — Schematic diagram of one HVO technician’s position

  • USGS photo Hawaiian Volcano Observatory electronics technician Steven Fuke stands near a solar panel system that powers a volcano-monitoring station.

  • USGS photo A GPS station that monitors ground deformation on Kilauea Volcano, one of the approximately 240 volcano-monitoring stations that Steven Fuke, as part of the HVO Technician Group, designs, installs and maintains.

Last week’s “Volcano Watch” article introduced the role of technician at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This week, we present the introspective of Steven Fuke’s life (schematic diagram) as an electronics technician at HVO through his experiences, starting with his introduction to HVO.