Thursday, March 03, 2005

Vulcanism at its finest

This is the coolest, continually-refreshing picture on the internet. It's a camera mounted on the Johnson Ridge Observatory at Mt. St. Helens National Monument. It's totally badass and a great way to get a feel for the changing weather out there. I check it about 22 times a day just to see what's going on. If you click on the link, note the bulge in the middle of the crater is the lava dome that started growing in October and continues to swell to this day. One day it's going to blow, and this little webcam will show you what it looks like (at a rate of one frame every three to five minutes). Too, too cool.