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About the The Hawaii Center for Volcanology


The Hawaii Center for Volcanology (HCV) was conceived and created in 1992 as a cooperative effort involving over 80 scientists from the primary organizations listed below. HCV is presently undergoing re-organization and re-definition of its initial mission. At present, this WWW site is the only physical manifestation of HCV. It is maintained entirely by SOEST staff members (predominantly Ken Rubin, with the assistance of Mike Garcia). Please direct questions regarding HCV to either Dr. Stephen Self, HCV leader or Dr. Kenneth Rubin, HCV webmaster. Addresses are to be found near the bottom of this document.

  1. SOEST (the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology) at UH Manoa
  2. HVO (the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory) on the Big Island of Hawaii
  3. CSAV (the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes) at UH Hilo and Manoa


Where can you find HCV researchers working?

...in Hawaii,
...around the world,
...and on other bodies in the solar system.
(although not literally, since none of us are astronauts, yet)
Read about some example projects of HCV members


Some History:

HCV was formed in 1992 to bring together experts from around the state of Hawaii so that we might better understand these magical mountains of fire. Although still in its infancy, we hope to one day realize this goal.

Erupting lava within the Pu'u O'o vent on Kilauea


Home Sweet Home

Our research interests are global in scope, yet many HCV scientists find that there's no place like home for conducting volcano studies.....

Images from Kilauea Volcano


For more information about HCV or its web pages, contact:

Assoc. Prof. Ken Rubin,
HCV Webmaster
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
2525 Correa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA


This page created and maintained by Ken Rubin©, krubin@soest.hawaii.edu
Other credits for this web site.

Last page update on 8 Jul 2003