Seismologist and Scientist in Charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
As the world witnessed in
1980, volcanoes like Mount St. Helens can erupt with devastating
consequences. Today, scientists with the USGS?Cascades Volcano
Observatory collect data from networks of monitoring instrument and
analyze them to look for out-of- the-ordinary signals. By comparing the
data analysis with similar results from past volcanic events,
volcanologists are better able to forecast changes in volcanic activity
and determine whether and when a volcano might erupt in the future.
Many processes in and around volcanoes can generate earthquakes and
one of the challenges of a seismologist is to understand when normal
conditions change. Seth will talk about how scientists “listen” to a
volcano by tracking changes in earthquake activity and how scientists
were able to forecast eruptions at Mount St. Helens during the
dome-building phase of 2004-2008.
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Can we forecast volcanic eruptions?
How do scientists track important changes at a volcano through "listening" for earthquakes, a type of volcano monitoring?
As scientists monitor volcanoes, what types of patterns or out-of-the-ordinary differences indicate a volcano is more likely to erupt in the future?
How do scientists compare volcanoes to understand what one of those volcanoes might do in the future?
Learn about how scientists use different types of instruments to "watch" what a volcano is doing.
Learn about how scientists apply what they learned about the patterns in a volcano's behavior in the past to to interpret the meaning of what a volcano is doing in the present and what it might do in the future.
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