Could it be? Is it possible? Are my eyes seeing what's real? Just hold those thoughts for a minute as we perform some additional tweaks with the VolcanoCams. The saga is not quite complete. We still have to address network problems with the ClassicCam. VolcanoCamHD connectionms appear to be stable. We'll have more later to share once the ClassicCam is back online.
Afternoon update. We find no problems with either VolcanoCam nor the immediate network connections. A series of tests from here at the JRO indicates network issues further down the line, outside of our scope. Images are still unable to reach the public web server. Clouds are moving in over the volcano as a type this. We've had partly cloudy to full Sun the whole time here. It's time to go before temperatures begin to drop and ice up the road.
We have a weather window! This blog post is coming directly from the Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO). The JRO is closed from November through May. Access is very limited during the winter months because of heavy snows, avalanche danger, etc. Last winter MSH maintenance staff managed to get up here once, maybe twice, all winter. However, right now, temperatures are in the mid-30s and road access is available. We are between winter storms. Perhaps this is a January thaw. In any case, we're performing on-site inspections of both VolcanoCams, and related gear. We'll post an update here later this afternoon.
Our sincere apologies for the continuing problems with network access for the VolcanoCams. While both cameras continue to function, generate images, and transmit them to the web server, those images are either getting lost in transmission and/or not being accepted by the web server. In addition, an added problem possiblely created by required security updates installed during the recent holidays has surfaced. That we are able to post this blog note today should be taken as a sign we may have fixed this latest problem. We have been unable to connect to this site since since late December, until today.
Thank you for your emails pointing out the ongoing problem. All email are read, although we can't always respond to them.