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MelNino
01-30-2009, 08:24 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/01/30/alaska.volcano/index.html


Looks like Mt Redoubt is going to erupt soon...I hope anyone in there area gets out soon.

Brad
01-30-2009, 08:29 AM
Ok - what is the URL for the web camera they mention?

Brad
01-30-2009, 08:38 AM
The avo.alaska.edu web site seems to be slammed. I can not get anything on it to come up. It looks like the web camera is at

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/webcam.php?cam=Redoubt%20-%20CI

RI Swamp Yankee
01-30-2009, 12:48 PM
Here is what was at Brad's link a few minutes ago:

Due to very high load on our web server, we can only support a very limited website. We are working to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Thanks!

Alaska Volcano Observatory
Information Statement
Friday, January 30, 2009 7:16 AM AKST (1616 UTC)


Redoubt Volcano
60?29'7" N 152?44'38" W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues, though no eruption has yet occurred. Seismicity levels have risen within the last 8 hours. Redoubt remains at Aviation Color Code ORANGE and Volcano Alert Level WATCH.

AVO's website has been overwhelmed with traffic this morning because of extensive national news coverage. A backup, low-bandwidth webserver is operating with limited information.

Staff are currently monitoring the volcano 24 hours a day. We will issue further information as it becomes available.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
tlmurray {at} usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF
steve {at} giseis.alaska.edu (907) 474-7131

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.

KD Talbot
01-30-2009, 04:35 PM
I was gonna' climb that this weekend! :mad:

KDT

Brad
01-30-2009, 06:38 PM
I was gonna' climb that this weekend! :mad:

KDT
Probably still could. You could go up anyway.

Patrad Fischroy
01-30-2009, 10:42 PM
Probably still could. You could go up anyway.

And if you time it right and up and up and......

mtruman
01-31-2009, 07:32 AM
And if you time it right and up and up and......

And eventually down as well. Do they still call it glissading if it's on lava? Don't forget your axe...

mtruman
01-31-2009, 10:34 PM
More news articles about the impending eruption of Redoubt. The web cams seem to all be back on like again. This was the image from the Redoubt-CI cam a few minutes ago. Hopefully the orange glow just continues to be the sunset...

The temperature reading on this is strange. Current Anchorage temp is +5F.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SYUWz-LWlVI/AAAAAAAAIaM/G7QSzP8r918/s800/redoubt-2.jpg

Bill O
02-01-2009, 10:09 AM
No, the temperature is correct. There are palm trees in that part of AK.

I'm guessing that is the temperature inside the camera housing.

mtruman
02-01-2009, 12:54 PM
No, the temperature is correct. There are palm trees in that part of AK.


Ah, I should have realized that this was southern Alaska :rolleyes:

Looks like a good day to watch the Redoubt cams (I seem to be hooked now). The Hut cam is just starting to show the first hints of pre-dawn light and it looks like it's going to be a clear day. Should be a beautiful sight as the sun comes up. http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webcam/webcam.php?cam=Redoubt%20-%20Hut

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SYXkJxZOT9I/AAAAAAAAIbc/dN4yCXtOS6s/redoubt%202-1-09%20dawn.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SYXkkEHF2kI/AAAAAAAAIb8/U1RlQ8OEkdM/redoubt%202-1-09%20dawn2.jpg

KD Talbot
02-01-2009, 01:49 PM
just got back from Mount Redoubt where I took care of some unfinished business. Trip Report here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I24MTxmFW7E&feature=related

KDT

Brad
02-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Wow - they even had pictures of Scot in there with his white flowing beard.

MelNino
02-01-2009, 04:01 PM
I can see how the web cam is addicting...it is quote lovely.

Brad
02-03-2009, 08:57 AM
To keep track of the activity in Alaska I have one of the web camera images from www.avo.alaska.edu going to my Fotki site.

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/miscellaneous/alaska/

Patrad Fischroy
02-03-2009, 02:29 PM
Well while everyone was watching Alaska, Tokyo blew

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gFF77Ih3yrC30UkSEn8uX7Meq5zAD963DJT80

Brad
02-23-2009, 06:00 PM
Every once in a while the redoubt hut web camera snags a nice image. Right now the plume of smoke has started back up again.

Here is a morning picture from the 21st.

http://images27.fotki.com/v996/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090221_123057_redoubt-vi.jpg

Bill O
02-23-2009, 07:04 PM
What's taking so long? I've been holding my breath for weeks now.

Brad
02-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Here is the latest image that just came through. You can see the smoke now - again - still.

http://images47.fotki.com/v1462/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090223_191906_redoubt-vi.jpg

If you are not aware, the hut camera images are flowing to http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/misc/alaska/ whenever they are updated on the avo.alaska.edu web site. Why? Just because . . .

Brad
03-18-2009, 12:36 PM
In case you did not notice the significant increase in steam from the volcano the other day.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1470/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090315_234245_redoubt-vi.jpg

Bill O
03-18-2009, 05:39 PM
I didn't notice. This volcano has been nothing but a disappointment so far.

MelNino
03-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Agreed....can't stand lazy volcanoes :)

Brad
03-18-2009, 08:25 PM
She is starting to puff though. You have to be ready for these things.

Brad
03-22-2009, 08:20 PM
There are reports of increased activity on Saturday. Here is a Saturday image.

http://images45.fotki.com/v1480/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090321_145656_redoubt-vi.jpg

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090322/D9738N781.html

Bill O
03-23-2009, 07:41 AM
Erupted last night. Ash cloud to 50,000 feet. Waiting for daylight.

Brad
03-23-2009, 08:11 AM
The hut camera did not catch much - other than ash. This image is pretty good though.

http://images46.fotki.com/v1482/photos/2/1002902/7244309/Redoubt1237173278_ak231-vi.jpg

MelNino
03-23-2009, 08:27 AM
Haha, ya beat me to it


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29833845/

Brad
03-23-2009, 09:31 AM
I have a friend on a "100 mile ski trek" in the White Mountains right now. That is a long ways away, but if the wind is right he may get some ash.

mtruman
03-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Just saw this picture from the last Redoubt eruption in 1990. Will be interesting to see how this one compares.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/03/23/volcano1.jpg

The complete set of images from the last eruption is here: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/volcimage.php?volcname=Redoubt&search_year=1990

mtruman
03-24-2009, 05:22 PM
The changes in the volcano from a few days ago to now are pretty striking.

Saturday
http://images45.fotki.com/v1480/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090321_234647_redoubt-vi.jpg

Today
http://images45.fotki.com/v1481/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090324_005649_redoubt-vi.jpg

Still haven't seen any images of the ash cloud except this one from yesterday.

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/avo/dbimages/display/1237902265_ak231.jpg


The aerial images of the crater from last weekend before the eruption are pretty spectacular.

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/avo/dbimages/display/1237756418_ak231.JPG

Bill O
03-24-2009, 07:45 PM
If a volcano erupts in the fog and nobody can see it does anybody care? Apparently not. With bad weather and relatively poor images of the eruption this volcano is turning out to be quite a dud.

It's too bad it wasn't clear for the big blasts. Hopefully we'll get to see some more action.

Just think, all of those crater glaciers formed within the last twenty years.

Brad
03-24-2009, 08:44 PM
We are starting to get some poor images of what things look like after the eruption. This is one of the better shots.

http://images46.fotki.com/v1482/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090324_005649_redoubt-vi.jpg

And a before shot for reference

http://images12.fotki.com/v237/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090321_214645_redoubt-vi.jpg

Brad
04-02-2009, 03:56 PM
Wind shift

http://images44.fotki.com/v1470/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090330_151716_redoubt-vi.jpg

mtruman
04-10-2009, 07:41 AM
Some beautiful sunrise images of Redoubt on the timelapse webcams from last week.

http://zeitcam.com/showcam.php?cam=mount_redoubt&day=20090404

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Sd8vX1zDmTI/AAAAAAAAK1Y/r0Td6XtAGrA/Redoubt%20Sunrise%201.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Sd8wGCvyiGI/AAAAAAAAK1g/OsANjIhsunM/Redoubt%20Sunrise%202.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Sd8wGcbPCeI/AAAAAAAAK1o/fYNL4ZRM45g/Redoubt%20Sunrise%203.jpg

Brad
04-20-2009, 09:19 PM
They seem to be switching to a zoomed in image every once in a while for the hut camera.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1471/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090420_210715_redoubt-vi.jpg

Brad
05-06-2009, 05:30 PM
Several evenings I have seen a light from near the summit of the mountain. This image is the first one to really show a glow.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1490/photos/2/1002902/7244309/20090504_042638_redoubt-vi.jpg