DECADE - Volcanic Carbon Atmospheric Flux Experiment Field Study uri icon

DCO ID 11121/6958-3747-9172-5638-CC

open to journalists

  • Yes

running title

  • Volcanic Carbon Atmospheric Flux Experiment

associated DCO Team


  • Ongoing field tests of the VGAM (Volcanic Gas Analytical Monitor) at Kilauea Volcano.  This visit tested various new water vapor traps and a new solar-powered battery system.  Our target gas is carbon dioxide, but we will also evaluate the other air gases and any sulfur gases detected simultaneously. The VGAM, when used with a portable weather station, can compute fluxes of volcanic gases.

date/time interval

  • July 12, 2014 - July 20, 2014