Understanding how lava flows is critical when homes and roads are in a lava flow’s path. A community may have a day to evacuate, or its residents may have a week or more, with enough time to move what they can to safer ground.
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Einat Lev||Lamont Assistant Research Professor||Physical volcanology, lava flow, numerical modeling, analog experiments, natural hazards, volcanic eruptions, magma, fluid mechanics, UAVs, photogrammetry, aerial photography, planetary volcanism|
December 15, 2015
November 24, 2015
When the most recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started last June, Melvin Sugimoto at first did not think much of it. Hawaii, where he has lived all his life, is made entirely of hardened lava, and Kilauea, perhaps the world’s most active volcano, has been adding more off and on for the last 300,000 years. “Lava is everywhere, but I never thought in a million years it would come through here,” said Sugimoto, who lives in the small town of Pahoa.