Volcano Watch: Aloha to the University of Hawaii’s newest geology professor

Dr. Lis Gallant deploying a terrestrial radar system during the January 2023 eruption of Kilauea. This instrument can detect small-scale changes in the shape of the lake’s surface and calculate the speed at which those changes are occurring. (Courtesy photo/USGS)

Dr. Lis Gallant measuring fountain heights during the 2022 eruption of Mauna Loa using a laser rangefinder. (Courtesy photo/USGS)

Dr. Lis Gallant has spent the last two and a half years at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow studying the lava and cinder cones from the 2018 eruption of Kilauea. She is making a short move up the hill this week to join the department of geology at the University of Hawaii Hilo (UHH) as an assistant professor.