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This field guide explores volcanic effusions, sediments, and landforms at Mount St. Helens in Washington. A detailed synopsis outlines the eruptive history of Mount St. Helens from about 300,000 years ago through 1980 and beyond.
The five days in the field include about 28 stops and 12 potential stops. Exposures in valleys surrounding Mount St. Helens reveal records of diverse Pleistocene and Holocene processes including debris avalanche, lahar, huge water wave on a nearby lake, pyroclastic density currents (surge and flow), tephra fall, lava flow, the growth of domes, and Pleistocene glaciation. Many of the stops explore effects of the several catastrophes that constituted the 18 May 1980 eruption and made Mount St. Helens famous.
Waitt, R.B., Major, J.J., Hoblitt, R.P., Van Eaton, A.R., and Clynne, M.A., 2019, Field trip guide to Mount St. Helens, Washington—Recent and ancient volcaniclastic processes and deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5022–E, 68 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175022E.
ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Field trip guide to Mount St. Helens, Washington—Recent and ancient volcaniclastic processes and deposits|
|Series title||Scientific Investigations Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Volcano Science Center|
|Description||xii, 68 p.|
|Other Geospatial||Mount St. Helens|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|