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PubTalk - 6/2021: Mount St. Helens Revisited

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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.




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