Mauna Loa Thermal Infrared

Mauna Loa Thermal Infrared
  • Credit:

    ASTER Instrument Team, ASTER Project,

This thermal infrared false color image of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii shows lava flows in different colors from each other, due to their relative ages. This helps us understand the eruptive history of a volcano, a critical factor in defining future eruption hazards and risk.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 640x480
  • JPEG 83 KB


  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - ASTER
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration