Eruptions

The Hut webcam at Redoubt that has a great view of the hydrothermal vents near the 1989-90 domes – and the area where the current eruption is likely to be sourced – is back online. So far, we can see what looks like lahar deposits on the lower left-hand flanks of the volcano in the stream channels (likely formed by the melting of the Drift Glacier) and ash deposits all over the snow. Also, depending on the light and clouds, you can definitely see an ash column coming from the volcano.

Also, AVO is reporting that at 7:41 PM (Alaska time), a new ash column was spotted on radar reaching 60,000 feet / 18,000 meters. These types of ash columns will definitely continue to snarl air traffic into and out of Anchorage (amongst other Alaskan airports). I’ve posted one of the current ash trajectory model from NOAA above and you can see the latest PUFF models here. You can also see the volcano’s seismic trace leading up to the eruption here. Always impressive when the volcano goes “nonlinear”. Sounds like the volcano monitors will finally get their kudos.

Comments

  1. #1 Chris Rowan
    March 24, 2009

    The last few hours of pictures (and a time-lapse movie) are available here/a>

  2. #2 Chris Rowan
    March 24, 2009

    Oops, I meant here.

  3. #3 SHIRAKAWA Akira
    March 24, 2009

    I made too a timelapse video of the sixth eruption/explosion with footage from the Hut webcam, but this one has sound converted from digital seismic traces of NCT and DFR seismic stations. Audio/video are synchronized (screenshots are time accurate), playing speed is 80x of realtime:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgnhpYATp1M

  4. #4 David Ashville
    April 7, 2009

    This is another good short time lapse grabbed from http://www.avo.alaska.edu Hut webcam.

  5. #5 David Ashville
    April 7, 2009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id08ztwftGI&feature=channel_page

    This is the link to the video :-)

    Have fun!

    David

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