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A view of the amazing Mount Spurr. The volcanoes in the Cook Inlet region are very active and heavily glaciated which makes them interesting because the networks can pick up "icequakes" as well as other types of volcanic seismic signals. However, this also makes them dangerous as an eruption here could melt down a glacier and trigger a very large lahar.
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Close-up to one of the many glaciers on Mt. Spurr
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Example of a day of work in a seismic station in the Cook Inlet. Mike Grover.
, badass helicopter pilot
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GPS antenna
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Parking a helicopter on the edge of a cliff of an activle volcano and then getting hit by weather...not the job for any common person.
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Geophysicist Max Kauffman scouting a site for a new station in Mount Spurr
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View of the one and only Mount 1989 Redoubt had a large eruption that almost takes a large jet plane down with 245 passengers in it. The pyroclastic flow and ash dispersion turned some of its lush, green surroundings into a complete wasteland. The huge plume that rose during this eruption was so impressive that it became AVO's logo!
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Overflight of the crater of Mount Redoubt.
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Working on tinning the wires of the batteries connectors as instructed by Max sensei
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A brand new Trillium Compact Post-hole sensor.
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Max Kauffman working on the site at Mount Redoubt. I have learned a lot of things thanks to Max and AVO.
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Glacier on Mount Redoubt
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The aftermath of the 1989 eruption, all of this was once covered by vegetation.
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Cool crew!