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Thursday, 30 August 2007 @ 3:08 pm PDT
We've had a number of emails today commenting about the amount of dust/smoke/steam
swirling within the crater today. Rest assured it's just volcanic dust and
not any new
volcanic activity. The USGS
is on top of these things and we have
no reports that it's anything other than dust in the wind.
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 @ 8:10 am PDT
The new VolcanoCamHD continues to function beyond our expectations. The images
are crystal clear and sharp, especially in the early morning hours as the lighting
conditions rapidly change. At the same time we are not neglecting VolcanoCam
Classic. That camera is our old workhorse, day in and day out. While its images
are not as sharp as the new high definition camera its infrared capabilities
provide nighttime views of the lava dome as magma reaches the surface.
Thursday, 16 August 2007 @ 8:12 am PDT
A weather front is coming onshore from the Northern Pacific today. While it
may bring much needed rain, it also brings clouds to obsure any views of Mount
St. Helens. We may in for poor views for the next several days.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 @ 8:22 am PDT
It looks like we had a network transmission problem in the early morning hours
affecting both cameras. VolcanoCam Classic managed to right itself but VolcanoCamHD
did not. We will continue to monitor both cameras more closely than normal
this morning just to make sure everything is working.
Thank you for your emails. Everyone is read, and while we try to respond to
each one, it's not always possible to do so. A few VolcanoCam viewers continue
to experience problems with viewing the images. You may want to check out the
Problems Matrix to see if your problem (and potential solution) is listed.
Saturday, 04 August 2007 @ 8:14 am PDT
We have a few emails from VolcanoCam viewers the VolcanoCamHD image is not
as bright now that it is zoomed in just a bit. This may very well be the case
since the perspective has changed, including the lighting conditions. We do
have the capability to remotely adjust the brightness, color and hue saturation
levels of the new camera to compensate for changed lighting conditions. However,
we're taking the slow approach and limiting changes to just the zoom levels
for now and noting the changes.
If this morning's ground fog clears, we may zoom in a bit more to offer a
close up of just the crater and domes. Comments are always welcome.
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 @ 8:21 am PDT
This morning we zoomed in just a wee bit on Mount St. Helens using the new
VolcanoCamHD. Today should be a good day to watch the volcano as clear weather