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Variation in SO2 emissions from Halemaumau crater, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii is analyzed using a set of techniques known as exploratory data analysis. SO2 flux was monitored using a correlation spectrometer. A total of 302 measurements were made on 73 days over a 90‐day period. The mean flux was 171 t/d with a standard deviation of 52 t/d. A significant increase in flux occurs during increased seismic activity beneath the caldera. SO2 flux prior to the this change varies in a systematic way and may be related to variation in the tidal modulation envelope.

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Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 93, issue B12, p. 14867-14871

Copyright 1988 by the American Geophysical Union.