Volcano Watch: Aloha to the University of Hawaii’s newest geology professor
By Hawaiian Volcano
Observatory | Sunday, August 27, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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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.