Mount St. Helens: Instrumentation and Dome Growth, January 2005

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Detailed Description

Within the crater of Mount St. Helens, the 2004–2008 lava dome grew by continuous extrusion of degassed lava spines. To track growth and anticipate what the volcano might do next, scientists installed monitoring equipment, including a camera and gas sensing instruments, and made helicopter overflights to collect the temperature (FLIR) of the growing dome.


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Length: 00:25:37

Location Taken: Mount St. Helens, WA, US

Video Credits

Footage by USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory Staff
Produced by Don Becker and Matthew Logan