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Helicopter Flight to Mount Redoubt

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Scientists from the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) examine deposits on the lobe of the Drift Glacier with the summit of Mount Redoubt and its steaming lava dome in distance. This photo was taken during the first helicopter flight funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, which went to Mount Redoubt to inspect the new dome and examine deposits from the 2009 eruption. Facing the camera are AVO scientist Michelle Coombs and in front of the helicopter is University of Fairbanks Alaska graduate student Sarah Henton.


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