Simulated Flight over Mount Rainier

  • Released Thursday, October 17, 2013

This simulated flight combines radar topography and visible images of Mount Rainier in Washington state. The volcano last erupted about 150 years ago and numerous large floods and debris flows have originated on its slopes during the last century. Today the volcano is heavily mantled with glaciers and snowfields. More than 100,000 people live on young volcanic mudflows less than 10,000 years old and, consequently, are within the range of future, devastating mudslides.



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This page was originally published on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
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