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Wave Glider Surveys Hot Lava Ocean Entry in Hawaii

wave glider surveys hot lava ocean entry in hawaii

Liquid Robotics sent 2 Wave Gliders to survey the area surrounding the Kilauea Lava Flow which recently made big changes in its location and paths, burning many homes and creating acres of new coastline. Lava bombs, Pumice-bergs, 120F water, laze and other hazardous gasses are among a few of the dangers of operating in this area, perfect for persistent autonomous vehicles! The mission and data collection were formed in collaboration with researchers at USGS, University of Hawaii at Hilo, MBARI, MIT, and others. Surveys were conducted over a period of 5 weeks, before the Wave Gliders were piloted home to Kawaihae on the other side of Big Island.

Additional Information

Where was the image taken?: Big Island, Hawaii
When was the image taken ? : June, 2018
Which Teledyne Equipment is used ?: RDI Workhorse ADCP 300 kHz, Many Impulse Connectors and Cables
Teledyne Marine Brand: -RD-INSTRUMENTS
First Name: Billy
Last Name: Middleton
Company: Liquid Robotics
Country: -United-States

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