-lava erupted from fissure east of Pu‘u ‘O‘o
mostly in the form of perched channels and rootless shields with tube-fed pahoehoe resulting in flow fields and continued ocean entry
1997-2009
photographs
and
descriptions
gentle effusion
(lava shield and
tube-fed pahoehoe)
Kupaianaha
-fissure 3 km east of Pu‘u ‘O‘o
-gentle effusion, lava shield and
tube-fed pahoehoe
1986-1992
photographs and
descriptions
1992-1997 through Ep. 54
Pu‘u ‘O‘o flank and
fissures west of Pu‘u ‘O‘o
-flank vent eruptions; mostly tube-fed
pahoehoe; continuous quient effusion; lava
shield banked up against the south and west Pu‘u ‘O‘o cone
photographs and
descriptions
(mostly central vent)
-flow fields
-activity localized at Puu Halulu
and Puu Kahaulea east of Pu‘u ‘O‘o
-first year changed from low fountains and pahoehoe rivers to high fountains and mainly aa
photographs and
descriptions
1983-1986
Selected Images of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō-Kupaianaha Eruption, 1983-1997
By T. Jane Takahashi, Christina Heliker, and Michael F. Diggles
Digital Data Series DDS-80, 2003
 
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/
 
*Map data from U.S. Geological Survey
Images and captions from this webpage are from the following CD-ROM and the HVO website:
-Ep. 54, Jan. 29-30, 1997: (1) lava lake
inside the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent drained and crater
floor dropped 150 m; (2) Pu‘u ‘O‘o west flank collapsed; (3) fissure erupted uprift, 4 km, followed by the longest eruptive hiatus
since 1987
Time-series analysis of the Pu‘u ‘Ōō-Kupaianaha eruption (1983-2009),
Kilauea Volcano, Hawai’i: Crustal processes
 Pu‘u ‘O‘o
 Summary and descriptions of eruptive activity along the East Rift Zone between 1983 and 2009.
 
view photographs of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption
as a slideshow





download a Google Earth .kmz file to view photographs from different areas of the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea volcano here:

Kilauea.kmz (right-click, Save link as, save to your computer and open with Google Earth once you have the latest version installed)

Video footage of the eruptions on Kīlauea volcano from each of the 4 intervals can be viewed at the following link:
http://www.volcanovideo.com/PuuOoPhases.html

Volcano Video Productions has generously provided these clips. Please visit their website to order full-length videos of Kīlauea eruptions and to view other clips.

 

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Google Earth .kmz file
http://www.volcanovideo.com/index.html
Links are listed below
Click on the maps or photographs below to link to pages with
larger maps, photographs and descriptions of each interval.
Here is a link to a chapter of the USGS Professional Paper on the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō-Kupaianaha eruption:

Heliker C.C., Mattox T.N. (2003). The first two decades of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō-Kupaianaha eruption: Chronology and selected bibliography. In: Heliker, C., Swanson, D. A. & Takahashi, T. J. (eds) The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō-Kupaianaha Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii: the First 20 Years. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1676, 1-28.

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1676 find the full volume here

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5) Slideshow of photographs of thin-sections for lavas collected from each interval
view photographs of thin-sections from lavas erupted during each interval of the eruption
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Additional materials
1) Slideshow of photographs of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption

2) Video clips of the four intervals of eruptions in the lab

3) Google Earth file of georeferenced photographs of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption

4) Map with locations of collected lava samples for the lab exercise

5) Slideshow of photographs of thin-sections for lavas collected from each interval
1) Slideshow of photographs of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption
2) Video clips of the four intervals of eruptions in the lab
We would like to thank Cheryl Gansecki of Volcano Video Productions for preparing these video clips.
3) Google Earth file of georeferenced photographs of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption
4) Map with locations of collected lava samples for the lab exercise