I'm about to show you one of the most delicious results of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount Saint Helens. But first, I need to introduce you to the South Side Approach! It's got some really incredible views and absolutely gorgeous examples of the volcano's eruptive history...
Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction V: Mountaineering During an Eruption Is Complicated Edition
Welcome back to our live-blogging of Richard Waitt's excellent tome, In the Path of Destruction ! Last time, Mount St. Helens finally unleashed all the force she'd been building. In this edition, we'll see how extra-exciting that made climbing her Cascade siblings...
Our own RQ tormented me a little bit this summer. She kept sending nifty tidbits of geology from her summer excursions in Latvia. And she's got lots! By popular demand*, we're going to have a super-swift overview of Latvian geologic yumminess, with the promise of more where that comes from...
In the meantime, we return to In the Path of Destruction ! In our previous installments, we saw Mount Saint Helens wake up and suffer some pretty extreme swelling, and we ended on the eve of eruption...
Last week, Chile suffered a massive magnitude 8.3 earthquake. You can read the USGS's summary here, and an overview of the science behind it here. Thanks to excellent earthquake preparedness, even a quake that massive followed by a fifteen-foot tsunami, while dealing quite a bit of damage, had a surprisingly low human toll...
In our last edition of ITPOD live-blogging, we watched the north flank of Mount Saint Helens bulge ominously. In this edition we'll watch people try very hard to go about their business despite the signs that the volcano isn't going to go quietly back to sleep...
At the risk of this blog becoming all volcanoes, all the time, I bring you... more volcanoes! Two of my favorite geobloggers wrote mustn't-miss posts on some of our Cascades volcanoes. ..
Our epic liveblog of Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction continues! In this edition, we'll cover the very long Chapter 4: "Bulge," in which the volcano begins to swell ominously, and a lot of very foolish people parade to the summit of Mount Saint Helens...
I'm reading USGS geologist Richard Waitt's exciting Mount Saint Helens book, In the Path of Destruction . I'm live-blogging the experience as I go! Join me for a sometimes serious, sometimes funny review, with occasional LOLspeak...
Something of a love-letter to science, from a version originally posted on En Tequila Es Verdad. Back-to-school time seems like a good time to remind everyone what a pleasure it is to know science stuff!...
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