The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is releasing 14-minutes of new b-roll footage of Mount St. Helens, taken by staff at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO.) This b-roll is available by contacting Don Becker at USGS/EROS. A limited number of copies will be available for pick up at CVO after 9:45 a.m., May 17, 2006.
The b-roll footage shows very recent Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging of the dome growth including the extruding lava "spine", time-lapse photography of Mount St. Helens dome growth from two camera sites, and scientists working inside the crater and maintaining monitoring equipment. The b-roll tape is available in most formats and is intended for use by all media including news, television programming, independent production and the web.
USGS volcano scientists will also be on-hand at the Johnston Ridge Observatory to answer questions and explain elements of the ongoing eruption between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18. Scientists are also available to answer media questions and conduct interviews at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington (360-993-8973.)
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