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Offline sonshine777

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New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« on: January 23, 2008, 08:35:59 PM »
For all of you who like watching Mt St Helens for reference on renders or just to see what its doing. The observatory at Johnston Ridge has installed an HD camera which gives a much clearer image of the mountain.

640x480:
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/views/java-highdef-medium.php

1024x768:
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/views/java-highdef.php


Here is the link to the website where you can pick between the old camera and tha new one. There is also alot of great information about the mountain.

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
Enjoy!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 08:40:44 PM by sonshine777 »

Offline dhavalmistry

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 09:14:03 PM »
wow....

why is it being watched??....
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 09:27:07 PM »
Watching for signs of reawakening.
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Offline sonshine777

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 10:05:13 PM »
Mt Saint Helens is one of those living laboratory and has been watched closely since its last major eruption in 1980, when it blew about 2500 feet off of the top. That eruption is what gave us the very recognizable shape that is known the world around today.
After a little more than a year of steady steam and ash plumes it quieted down until about 1985 when the dome in the middle began to grow and mini eruptions began to happen on a regular basis. Today the dome is still growing and as you can see in the pictures steam is almost always there. The camera was installed when the Johnston Ridge observatory was finished, the HD camera is new. If you read through the site it can re-tell the story much more detailed than I can.

I thought the site would be of interest for getting an idea of what an active volcano looks like.

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 11:57:24 PM »
Thanks sonshine777.
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 12:03:05 PM »
I have a question (For any one who knows), is a similar undertaking in terms of video monitoring been under taken for the super volcano in Yellowstone? The impact of an eruption there would have consequences not only for the Continental United States but world wide, there is I believe another super volcano located in Italy but of the two the one located in Yellowstone poses the greatest threat.

My understanding is that an eruption at Yellowstone would most likely trigger an E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) triggered by some thing equivalent to a Nuclear Winter, which in turn could start a new ice age not indicative to the continuation of Man Kind.     

Regards to you.

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 03:07:53 PM »
I don't think there is a camera (its just too big) but there is a bunch of monitoring stations.
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 03:22:20 PM »
I don't think there is a camera (its just too big) but there is a bunch of monitoring stations.

Most of them are GPS monitors that can measure the vertical and horizontal (via satellite) movement of the whole caldera area.

The caldera at Yellowstone only moves inches per week or month. The dome at St Helens has grown by as much as 30 feet in a day during the latest dome building period. Of course this isn't constant but definitely easier to catch on camera than Yellowstone.
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 04:16:21 PM »
Maybe the real reason they're watching it is that they think there's a ninja there. At this point they don't really know if he's there or not, but if they were to ever see him they would need to be monitoring it in HD.

Ninjas are a crafty bunch, and I wouldn't put it past them to set off a volcano if it meant they could do something unnoticed.  :o
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 06:32:59 PM »
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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens (Photo 02/12/08)
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2008, 04:33:16 PM »
Here is a good shot of the mountain with some interesting clouds.

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2008, 07:50:52 PM »
The yellowstone super volcano basically encompasses the entire park so monitoring it with cameras is a virtual imposibility. As has been said, GPS measurments are a lot more telling as to what kind of activity is going on with it.

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2008, 09:23:19 PM »
I have a question (For any one who knows), is a similar undertaking in terms of video monitoring been under taken for the super volcano in Yellowstone? The impact of an eruption there would have consequences not only for the Continental United States but world wide, there is I believe another super volcano located in Italy but of the two the one located in Yellowstone poses the greatest threat.

My understanding is that an eruption at Yellowstone would most likely trigger an E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) triggered by some thing equivalent to a Nuclear Winter, which in turn could start a new ice age not indicative to the continuation of Man Kind.     

The Campi Flegrei http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campi_Flegrei are marked as VEI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_Explosivity_Index 7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:VEI-7_volcanoes so they would not be an ELE but still a dreadful business. By comparison, the so known Vesuvio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius is marked as VEI 2-6.

Anyway, this is the reason why I find all the look-for-the-asteroid business silly: we could deflect an asteroid, but we cannot do anything for global killers like Yellowstone or lake Tabo so it all amounts to selecting a different execution method...

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 10:00:22 AM »
I have a question (For any one who knows), is a similar undertaking in terms of video monitoring been under taken for the super volcano in Yellowstone? The impact of an eruption there would have consequences not only for the Continental United States but world wide, there is I believe another super volcano located in Italy but of the two the one located in Yellowstone poses the greatest threat.

My understanding is that an eruption at Yellowstone would most likely trigger an E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) triggered by some thing equivalent to a Nuclear Winter, which in turn could start a new ice age not indicative to the continuation of Man Kind.     

Regards to you.

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Re: New HD Camera watching Mt St Helens
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 01:59:03 PM »
Oh, I can't wait, can you?  Got your bags packed?


My understanding is that an eruption at Yellowstone would most likely trigger an E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) triggered by some thing equivalent to a Nuclear Winter, which in turn could start a new ice age not indicative to the continuation of Man Kind.     

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