Traveling Down a Rainfall Gradient



Map and rainfall information

Picture Transect

The picture sequence below goes along the Crater Rim Road from about 0.3 miles from Thurston Lava Tube to near the junction with the Chain of Craters Highway.

The photos were taken of the forest on left side of the highway (the crater is on the right).

Each photo site is approximately 0.3 miles along the road.

Thurston Lava Tube End
(Rain Forest)

Closed Metrosideros forest with a Cibotium understory.
Chain of Craters Highway End
(Mid-Elevation Woodland)


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Last Updated: 06/19/99

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