Tamar Elias

U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Tamar Elias has worked at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory for more than 20 years, studying the volcanic gases released by Kīlauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. She has also monitored gases at restless volcanoes in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea through the USGS/USAID Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP).

Over 500 million people live within 60 miles of an active volcano, and Tamar is particularly interested in how volcanic gases affect people, agriculture, and the environment, both here in Hawai‘i and around the world.

Tamar was also a key developer of the ‘Hawai’i Interagency Vog Information Dashboard’, a centralized website which provides comprehensive Vog information and is available to the public at : ivhhn.org/vog.


February 16, 2017
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