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Return to Mount St. Helens


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After three years of continuous eruption, Mount St. Helens has gone quiet but has not stopped changing. A new glacier has formed in the mouth of the crater and continues to expand. Scientists from the US Geological Survey have deployed a variety of equipment, allowing them to constantly monitor this dynamic environment. Take a rare trip into the crater to see what scientists continue to learn from the Northwest’s most active volcano.

First Broadcast: 2009
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographers: Nick Fisher, Michael Bendixen
Editor: Nick Fisher
Video & Animations Courtesy of: US Geological Survey

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Hummingbird Flight; Malheur Refuge Carp; Return to Mount St. Helens (2012)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2012
Original Broadcast: February 26, 2009