The Mountain


Mount Rainier called a threat

"During this freakishly warm, dry and cloudless summer in the Pacific Northwest, astonishing views of Mount Rainier have been uncommonly common. Clear sightlines have made it possible to gaze at Rainier and appreciate it less as an intermittent aesthetic pleasure and more for what the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) warns that it really is.

"'A monumental threat,' said William E. Scott, scientist in charge of the Cascades Volcano Observatory, a USGS center that monitors volcanoes from California to Alaska."

(Image source: Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.")

August 11, 2003 in Science | Permalink | Comments (78) | TrackBack