We Are U.S. West Coast Volcano Experts. Ask us Anything!
We're taking off for the day, but feel free to keep asking questions. Brian will continue to check this thread over the next couple of days, and direct some questions to the appropriate experts. In the mean time, thank you all for coming out to ask your questions, and thank you for your interest.
Thank you for your patience through the early technical difficulties as well.
(Reddit asked us to post again because our first post got caught in a spam filter)
In Washington state, we’re three days away from the anniversary of the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption. And with everything happening in Hawaii, we figure volcanoes might be on your mind. We’re here primarily to answer your West Coast volcano questions, but will answer anything else we can. We’ve assembled a team of scientists and support staff ready to field your questions. We’re all using the same account and we’ll be signing off with our first names after the responses. Our speakers come from the Cascades Volcano Observatory (USGS) in Vancouver, Wash. and Washington Emergency Management Division at Camp Murray, Wash.
Learn more about the CVO here: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/cvo_about.html and WA EMD Volcanoes here
Wes Thelen (Earthquakes, Kilauea) proof
Larry Mastin (volcanic ash modeling and eruption dynamics, Yellowstone hazards)
Andy Lockhart (Mount Rainier lahar detection system, some foreign volcanoes)
Mike Poland (Yellowstone, Kilauea and Krakatoa) proof
Brian Terbush (WA EMD volcano program coordinator) proof
Liz Westby (co-head of the Kilauea social media response) proof
Carolyn Driedger (general Cascade volcano hazards inquiries) proof
Steven Friederich (public information officer, WA EMD)