Volcanic Gases: Hydrogen Burning at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

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Science  19 Oct 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4109, pp. 277-279
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4109.277


Spectroscopic evidence for hydrogen burning in air was obtained at Kilauea Volcano. The abundance of hydrogen required to support combustion is consistent with that predicted for gases in equilibrium with typical Hawaiian tholeiitic basalt.