GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Estelle Bonny for the poster/PICO entitled:
A new perspective on lava lake dynamics from thermal remote sensing (Bonny, E.; Mouginis-Mark, P.; Wright, R.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Estelle Bonny just graduated with her PhD from the Geology and Geophysics department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She worked under the supervision of Robert Wright on remote sensing of volcanoes. She focuses on using thermal infrared satellite images to study lava flows and lava lakes on the Earth’s surface.
Her poster focuses on the, now gone, Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This work incorporates thermal satellite data and ground-based monitoring data from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to understand better the lava lake dynamics and magma supply rate.