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Satellite Observations Of The Mount St. Helens Eruption Of 18 May 1980
Author(s): Carl J. Rice
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Paper Abstract

The explosive eruption of Mt. St. Helens on 18 May 1980 was monitored by infrared sensors aboard two U. S. Air Force satellites. Essentially continuous data are available following the initial sighting of the eruption cloud less than one minute after the earthquake which triggered the eruption. Dual monitoring permits triangulation so that both the horizontal and vertical development of the eruption can be determined with good temporal resolution. The sequence of events occurring early in the eruption can therefore be established.

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Date Published: 6 November 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0278, Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Resources Evaluation, (6 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931922
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Carl J. Rice, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0278:
Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Resources Evaluation
Frederick J. Doyle, Editor(s)

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