Volcano Watch: HVO’s new physical volcanology lab instruments are ready for action

  • USGS photos The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has acquired new physical volcanology laboratory instruments for rapid and accurate analysis of eruption samples. Left photo shows four pycnometers that determine volume and density. Right photo shows two particle analyzers that determine grain size and shape.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recently completed the purchase, installation, and calibration of a new physical volcanology laboratory funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2157).