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Geology Picture BONUS: The Spine of Mount Saint Helens!
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory ^ | May 4, 2006 | USGS

Posted on 05/09/2006 7:47:04 AM PDT by cogitator

I saw a picture of this on VolcanoDiscovery, and went to the USGS site for pictures. To see more, go to the linked site, click "Current Eruption - Photo Archives". The pictures are "below the fold", and you can see the high-res BIG shots. They don't have the May 6 picture I saw on Volcano Discovery (go to Volcano News), but the May 4 pictures are still pretty impressive.

The "Spine of Mount St. Helens" title is a historical reference to the big spine that appeared in the crater of Mt. Pelee after the pyroclastic flow eruption that wiped out the city of St. Pierre on the island of Martinique.

Actually, forget what I said above. The picture below is dated April 28, but Volcano Discovery dated it May 6.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Outdoors; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: dome; growth; lava; pyroclastic; sthelens; volcano; washington
Could be worth watching at Johnson Ridge!
1 posted on 05/09/2006 7:47:08 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: 2Trievers; headsonpikes; Pokey78; Lil'freeper; epsjr; sauropod; kayak; Miss Marple; CPT Clay; ...

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2 posted on 05/09/2006 7:47:38 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator
Wasn't Mount St. Helens renamed the "Magma Carter"?
3 posted on 05/09/2006 7:51:00 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: cogitator

Local news says they are going to open the hiking trails back up.

They call it the "spine" our news has been calling it the "fin"

Oh well
Here is the live cam for the full view of a beautiful Mt.

mshvolcanocam.jpg
Address:http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/images/mshvolcanocam.jpg Changed:7:41 AM on Tuesday, May 9, 2006


4 posted on 05/09/2006 7:53:33 AM PDT by Global2010 (Life takes allot of Prayer and Grit)
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To: cogitator

Cogitator, do you maintain a geology ping list? If so add me on please.


5 posted on 05/09/2006 7:56:50 AM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: cogitator

For reference, is there any scale to give us a sense of the size of the spine?


6 posted on 05/09/2006 8:13:00 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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To: cogitator

Cool pic!

Linky no workee...


7 posted on 05/09/2006 9:21:37 AM PDT by sauropod ("Heaven on my left, Hell on my right and the Angel of Death behind me" - Dune)
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To: trashcanbred

Done (it's my Geology Picture of the Week ping list).


8 posted on 05/09/2006 10:00:07 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: sauropod
Linky no workee...

Which one?

9 posted on 05/09/2006 10:00:39 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: ken5050
For reference, is there any scale to give us a sense of the size of the spine?

Somehow, that last one reminds me of King Kong...

10 posted on 05/09/2006 10:05:08 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Great pics..thanks...BTW, in the last one, is that a line/cable hanging down from the copter?


11 posted on 05/09/2006 10:13:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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To: cogitator

Rounded on the side and a smooth arc: Kind of like a part from the side of Stone Mountain (near Atlanta GA) or Enchanted Rock (Austin, TX).


12 posted on 05/09/2006 10:20:47 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ken5050
BTW, in the last one, is that a line/cable hanging down from the copter?

Yes; it's got a little "rock trawl" at the end to grab some rock samples off the dome.

13 posted on 05/09/2006 10:23:54 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Rounded on the side and a smooth arc: Kind of like a part from the side of Stone Mountain (near Atlanta GA) or Enchanted Rock (Austin, TX).

Which could all change real fast if the growing spine gets unstable and collapses (in a big cloud of ash).

14 posted on 05/09/2006 10:25:04 AM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

kewl..thanks


15 posted on 05/09/2006 10:29:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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To: cogitator

Adds new meaning to the word, "Spineless"...


16 posted on 05/09/2006 11:50:58 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: cogitator
Hyperlink to time lapse movie located here.
17 posted on 05/09/2006 1:36:54 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (AIXELSYD TAEB I)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Ouch! That smarts!!! ; )


18 posted on 05/09/2006 1:57:44 PM PDT by mathluv (Bushbot, Snowflake, Dittohead ---- Bring it on!!!)
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To: cogitator

Those pics are great!


19 posted on 05/09/2006 1:58:06 PM PDT by mathluv (Bushbot, Snowflake, Dittohead ---- Bring it on!!!)
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To: ken5050; cogitator
From the link in the write-up above:

The lava dome inside Mt. St. Helens' crater continues to grow. It has been forming a giant, spectacular spine, about 300 ft high and growing at about 4-5 in (ca. 12-15cm) per day.

20 posted on 05/09/2006 3:29:54 PM PDT by kayak (Praying for MozartLover's son, Jemian's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
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To: kayak

mnay thanks..that's some DAILY expansion rate, eh..


21 posted on 05/09/2006 3:33:53 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

It sure is!


22 posted on 05/09/2006 3:51:51 PM PDT by kayak (Praying for MozartLover's son, Jemian's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

I cann't find any 'movie' at that location :(


23 posted on 05/09/2006 7:41:05 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
In the explaination below the picture.

The text contains hyperlinks.

"""A recently made time lapse movie shows the rock slab growing."""
24 posted on 05/10/2006 4:36:49 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (AIXELSYD TAEB I)
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To: cogitator
"Somehow, that last one reminds me of King Kong..."

Reminds me of the monolith from a certain movie.....


25 posted on 05/10/2006 4:42:42 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: cogitator

BTW - great pics & thanks for sharing!


26 posted on 05/10/2006 4:43:35 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: cogitator

Volcano Discovery.


27 posted on 05/10/2006 5:12:27 AM PDT by sauropod ("Heaven on my left, Hell on my right and the Angel of Death behind me" - Dune)
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To: sauropod
Volcano Discovery.

Were you asking me something about this?

28 posted on 05/10/2006 8:50:08 AM PDT by cogitator
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Yes. I said the link you provided to it does not work.


29 posted on 05/10/2006 9:43:44 AM PDT by sauropod ("Heaven on my left, Hell on my right and the Angel of Death behind me" - Dune)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Thank you.


30 posted on 05/10/2006 11:05:11 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: sauropod
Try http://www.volcanodiscovery.com

I clicked the link in Preview mode and it worked; it's got a lot of graphic images and might possibly time-out on a slow Internet connection.

31 posted on 05/10/2006 11:24:36 AM PDT by cogitator
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