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Published on Jul 26, 2011
FrontierScientists.com – Game McGimsey of the USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory tells the story of a KLM 747 jet losing all 4 engines after flying through an ash cloud produced by Mt. Redoubt.
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 you explore volcanic activity from ancient history to modern-day, and even take a look at volcanoes from space.