V - VOG
Unfortunately there is always a negative for evey positive
and as BEAUTIFUL as Hawaii is we deal with at least one ugly thing....
Vog is a form of air pollution that results when sulfur dioxide and other gases and particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with oxygen and moisture in the presence of sunlight. The word is a combination of the words "volcanic", "smog", and "fog". Dealing with VOG started in Hawai'i when the Kilauea volcano, on the Island of Hawai'i began January 3, 1983.
It has gotten much worse since 2008 when Kilauea began emitting 2,000 to 3,000 tons per day of SO2 from its two active vents since.
|Plumes of Gas rise up from the ocean|
|GASES escape as Lava hits the Ocean|
|When the VOG is thick the SUNRISE is RED|
|VOG HANGS IN THE AIR|
|LOOKING LIKE HEAVY CLOUD COVER|