41 years ago, Mt. St. Helens erupted. We're volcano scientists. Ask us Anything!
We're scientists and volcano experts, primarily based in the Pacific Northwest -- home to many active volcanoes. May 18 is the 41st anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
Our speakers come from the Cascades Volcano Observatory (USGS) in Vancouver, Wash. and Washington Emergency Management Division at Camp Murray, Wash.
Proof from verified Twitter: https://twitter.com/waEMD/status/1393311373828886528
More proof from verified Twitter: https://twitter.com/USGSVolcanoes/status/1393313796144435202
Some questions may be answered multiple times because we're all using one account and will be signing our first names. We'll be editing the post to let you know who is here currently to answer your questions.
We're starting out with:
Brian Terbush, volcano preparedness and emergency management in Washington state
Mike Poland, Yellowstone, volcano deformation
Seth Moran, volcano seismicity, volcano early warning, lahars, monitoring
Alexa Van Eaton, explosive eruptions, ash, volcanic lightning
Carolyn Driedger, Mount Rainier hazards, community-based outreach, preparedness
Emily Johnson, volcanic rocks, education, field geology
Emily Montgomery-Brown, volcano deformation, monitoring
Jon Major, CVO, Mount St. Helens, hydrology
Larry Mastin, ash modelling, ash and aviation
Liz Westby, volcano communications, Mount St. Helens, Kīlauea
Nathan Andersen, volcanic rocks, petrology
Wendy Stovall, volcano communications, Yellowstone, Kīlauea
Wes Thelen, volcano seismicity, lahars, volcano early warning, monitoring
Meantime, here are Ten ways that Mount St. Helens changed our world