Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Mount St Helens - glow, no glow?

The Volcanocam suffered some sort of breakdown last night and stopped transmitting images at 03:20am. Before then, the weather was clear and there should have been a good view of the night time glow from the crater. However, on reviewing the processed images from last night there was almost nothing to be seen!

So I tweaked the images to an extreme amount (effectively dialing up the gain) and the glow did appear from the darkness. So its still there, but just a very pale comparison to that which we've seen over the last couple of months.

The dimming of the glow seems to be yet another indication of the decreased levels of eruptive activity on the mountain. But for how long?


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