Michelle Coombs, research geologist for the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, Alaska, describes the recent volcanic history of Mt. Augustine along the Cook Inlet near Anchorage. Volcano monitoring techniques and the methods used to understand Mt. Augustine are explored.
Cook Inlet Volcanoes Alaska’s Cook Inlet Volcanoes, part of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, are beautiful scenic backdrops as well as active natural hazards. The USGS - Alaska Volcano Observatory is tasked with monitoring their volcanic activity and giving warning of eruptive activity. In these videos, hear from AVO volcanologists and geologists as... Read More >