Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:52pm
Lava effect rain event on July 9th near Kilauea volcano as indicated by weather radar.

Mount Kilauea has been putting on a spectacular but dangerous show. There are so many fascinating vulcanology, geology, oceanography, and meteorological lessons that an entire book could have been written by now. As a meteorologist and atmospheric sciences professor, I have been following the plumes of sulfur dioxide emanating from the volcano, "Lava haze or Laze" and the formation of "Vog" or volcanic fog. Volcanic eruptions can also produce thunderstorm type clouds. 

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