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Remote camera observations of lava dome growth at Mount St. Helens, Washington, October 2004 to February 2006

January 1, 2008

Images from a Web-based camera (Webcam) located 8
km north of Mount St. Helens and a network of remote, telemetered digital cameras were used to observe eruptive activity
at the volcano between October 2004 and February 2006. The
cameras offered the advantages of low cost, low power, flexibility in deployment, and high spatial and temporal resolution. Images obtained from the cameras provided important
insights into several aspects of dome extrusion, including
rockfalls, lava extrusion rates, and explosive activity. Images
from the remote, telemetered digital cameras were assembled
into time-lapse animations of dome extrusion that supported
monitoring, research, and outreach efforts. The wide-ranging
utility of remote camera imagery should motivate additional
work, especially to develop the three-dimensional quantitative
capabilities of terrestrial camera networks.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Remote camera observations of lava dome growth at Mount St. Helens, Washington, October 2004 to February 2006
DOI 10.3133/pp175011
Authors Michael P. Poland, Daniel Dzurisin, Richard G. LaHusen, Jon J. Major, Dennis Lapcewich, Elliot T. Endo, Daniel J. Gooding, Steve P. Schilling, Christine G. Janda
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1750-11
Index ID pp175011
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Volcano Hazards Program