PubTalk - 6/2021: Mount St. Helens Revisited
Title: Mount St. Helens Revisited: Lives Changed, Lessons Learned, and Legacies of the 1980 Eruptions
By Carolyn Driedger, USGS Hydrologist & Outreach Specialist
- Mount St. Helens' eruptions had a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of volcanoes, hazards, and eruption response.
- Unique circumstances, both locally and abroad, molded the responses to Mount St. Helens' awakening.
- The eruptions provoked change not only within volcanology, but within allied professions.
- A direct line exists between lessons learned at Mount St. Helens and current volcanic eruption planning efforts by the USGS.