Monday, May 10, 2010

accretionary wedge

This month's accretionary wedge is a geo-image bonanza. So here's mine...not a terribly technical picture, but rather a pretty one - a satellite image of Mount St. Helens from the archives of the big picture.
Mt. Saint Helens erupted May 18, 1980 - a wee bit shy of 30 years ago. National Geographic has a terrific article about how the wildlife around the area has rebounded, but it still looks pretty barren in this picture.

1 comment:

Lockwood said...

I've been doing an irregular series of my recollections of St Helens from spring of 1980- I had just arrived in Oregon to go to OSU. Here's the most recent; the others are linked at the end of that post.