Wilkes University Students Complete Research in Hawaii during Spring Break
Wilkes University students participated in field research in Hawaii during spring break. The trip was in conjunction with the spring course, "Geology of Hawaii" taught by Sid P. Halsor, professor of geology and coordinated with the GeoExplorer Club and Bobby Karimi, assistant professor of geology.
Students spent several days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park exploring the volcanic features associated with Kilauea volcano, the most active volcano on earth and in continuous eruption since the current cycle began in 1983. Highlights included a tour and presentation by US Geological Survey geoscientist at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, close-up observations of active lava flow on the volcanic field and night-time view of the vivid red glow over the Kilauea summit crater where lava fountaining was occurring.