Eventually you cross Steaming Flat, drive by Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), and arrive at the Jaggar Museum parking lot.
You park and walk to the viewing platform, hoping that lava is visible in the distant Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.
As an example, the analysis of the ruby eyes in a Babylonian statue of the goddess Ishtar using the Louvres accelerator showed that the rubies came from a mine in Vietnam, demonstrating that trade occurred between those far-apart regions some 4,000 years ago.
At Notre Dame, researchers are using proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) and Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy (AMS) to study artifacts brought by local archeologists, Native American cultures in the American Southwest and the Snite Museum of Art extensive collection of Mezzo-American figurines. Freimann Professor of Physics, and Collon, associate professor of physics, are using their findings to teach undergraduates.
As an observant visitor, though, you may have noted something a bit strange.
You saw lava flows—cold and solidified, of course—only in cuts where the road drops down to, and then climbs out of Steaming Flat.
Layers of explosive deposits erupted from Kīlauea Volcano in 17th and 18th centuries are visible in a road cut just beyond the gate at Keanakākoʻi Crater.
This section of Crater Rim Drive has been closed since 2008, when the still-erupting vent within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater (middle, far right) first opened. You enter Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and drive past Kīlauea Visitor Center, perhaps first stopping for guidance on where to see lava—the reason most people visit the volcano.
(3-0-3) Earth Focus will begin with a history of the "origin" of the Universe.
We will develop a picture of how, when and where the elements that compose our universe and in particular, the planets (and Earth), were created and how they got to the present state that allows life to exist on the Earth.
The course will describe our unique place in nature.
The goal will be to discuss how human activities (the production of the greenhouse gases) may/or may not be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures.
In addition to offering up useful boundary conditions, there is an emerging interest in the record of glacial activity on submarine parts of sub-Antarctic islands, which may have served as refuges for marine benthos during past glaciations, that has led to the development of a distinctive modern-day Southern Ocean species distribution and diversity. (b) Regional location map illustrating modern-day mean annual position of major Southern Ocean oceanographic fronts in relation to South Georgia.; we do not even have an understanding of the maximum ice-sheet configuration at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; 19–26 ka), let alone the subsequent deglacial history.