EOL Scientist Spotlight: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Volcano Eruption Plume Study


Dr. Holger Vömel, a Senior Scientist in EOL’s In-situ Sensing Facility, has a publication in Science, a prominent journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, on his study of the 15 January 2022 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano. He provided essential support in preparing the water vapor payloads that were launched into the plume as it passed overhead and is analyzing the data from these soundings and other additional water vapor observations during this event. Dr. Vömel’s work has drawn international attention and was featured on 22 September in ABCNews, the New York Times, and the Chicago Daily Herald.