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The mountain boomed. Steam and ash soared to 3,962 meters (13,000 feet), announcing the end to a two-week lull. At the top of Shoestring Glacier, an opening steamed.
Thursday 26th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com, a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch...
The whole point of volcano monitoring is risk. Well, there's also the sheer joy of scientific discovery for its own sake - volcanoes are fascinating in their own right...
There's more to an eruptive sequence than explosions. And there are times when a distinct lack of explosions are more troubling than endless ash columns.
What do you do when the volcano whose beauty you've admired for so long suddenly wakes with a shiver and blows a plume of steam and ash into the sky?
The Scientific American Blog Network turns 1 today!Scicurious wrote a poem for the occasion.Hard to believe we're so young, innit? We've got a long-established magazine behind us, and so many veteran science bloggers, that it feels longer, at least to me...
(Apologies to Mount St. Helens fans. I didn't have this week's installment written up in advance, and now my uterus has attacked. We'll get on with the saga next week.
The earthquake activity at Mount St. Helens had built to a crescendo. When a volcano shakes this hard, it almost always spells trouble: magma rising, an eruption imminent.
This is the trouble with beginnings: the beginning is often subtle, and unrecognizable at the time. It's only in retrospect that we can go back, look at sequences of events until we find a place to stab a finger down and say, "Here...
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