An oblique view of Hawaii showing two snow-capped volcanoes.

Snow in Hawaii

Caitlin Dempsey

Hawaii may be in the tropics, but it gets snow every year.

A view of Mauna Loa from Mauna Kea. Photo: USGS, public domain.

Geography Facts About the World’s Largest Active Volcano

Caitlin Dempsey

Hawaii's Mauna Loa is the world's largest subaerial volcano as well as the world's largest active volcano.

The eruption within Halema'uma'u, at Kīlauea summit within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo: USGS web cam, public domain.

Geography Facts about Kīlauea

Caitlin Dempsey

Kīlauea is the youngest and most southeastern volcano on Hawaii island.

Book cover for Under the Wave a Waimea

Review | Under the Wave at Waimea

G.T. Dempsey

Set in Hawaii and with a champion surfer as its central character, "Under the Wave at Waimea" introduces us to the global geography of surfing.

Subaerial portion of Pūhāhonu. Photo: NOAA, public domain.

Earth’s Largest Shield Volcano

Caitlin Dempsey

Scientists have discovered the Earth's largest volcano using bathymetric and gravity mapping.

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