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Volcanoes of the Pacific

Educational Sites

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Tourism
Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes Park
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Volcanic History of Kilauea

img Kilauea is a well known volcano in the Hawaiian Islands with a summit of 4000' ft in elevation! Many visitors are drawn to the natural beauty found in higher elevations such as Kokee on Kauai, Haleakala on Maui, or Kilauea on the Big Island. Temperatures in these higher locations drop 3.5 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level that you climb, so dress appropriately with pants and several layers of clothing. At an elevation of 10,023 feet, the summit of Haleakala can be as much as 30 F. cooler than resort areas on the coast. Also note that because of these high elevations, there is less protection from the sun's powerful UV rays!