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Mount St. Helens - 30 years ago today

  1. May 18, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    PBS NOVA special: Mount St. Helens, back from the dead
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sthelens/


    Mount St. Helens - 1980

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRnVhbfIKQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njV9ski1gB4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1gpnu-fdUU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2mgyCuLOlQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee9CPox93OQ

    See also for other historic videos
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=389164
     
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  3. May 18, 2010 #2

    lisab

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  4. May 19, 2010 #3

    Astronuc

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  5. May 19, 2010 #4

    phyzguy

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    I was living in Corvallis, Or the day it went off. Even though I was over 100 miles away, I heard it! It was a low distant rumble, like thunder, only it lasted longer. I didn't know what it was until I heard about it on the news later. The power of these volcanoes is humbling - and remember, this was a small one. If (actually when) Yellowstone blows again, it will be a catastrophe that will make Hurricane Katrina or the Haiti earthquake look like child's play.
     
  6. May 19, 2010 #5

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    I was in the area recently, but the observatory was closed for the Winter season. I did, however, get some up-close views of the mountain, being that I spent a good part of a day on it. :biggrin:

    Pictures/video shot by my climbing buddy and me:

     
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  7. May 19, 2010 #6

    mgb_phys

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    Pretty much the definition of the NULL set then ;-)
     
  8. May 19, 2010 #7

    lisab

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    Nice! The skiing down looks like the best part :smile:.

    Did the dog summit?
     
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  9. May 19, 2010 #8

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  10. May 19, 2010 #9
    Impressive... volcanoes really are amazing features. MSH is a bit impressive and a lot scary. :)
     
  11. May 20, 2010 #10

    Gokul43201

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    Yeah, the skiers and snowboarders were having a blast!

    Yes, there were 2 or 3 dogs that summitted that day.
     
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