Mount St. Helens Eruptions of 1980: Atmospheric Effects and Potential Impact



This clearly and uniformly arranged little book reports the results of a NASA workshop held November 20–21, 1980, in Washington, D.C , on the atmospheric effects of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruptions.

It is divided into the following six chapters: (1) Volcanological Description of the May 18, 1980, Eruption of Mount St. Helens, (2) Transport and Dispersion, (3) Chemical and Physical Measurements of the Volcanic Cloud Made In Situ, (4) Remote Sensing of Mount St. Helens Effluent, (5) Chemistry of the Mount St. Helens Effluent, and (6) Influence of Mount St. Helens and other Volcanoes on Climate and Weather. Each chapter closes with conclusions and references.