Volcano Information

The following is a partial listing of government sources
for volcano information.


Professional Paper 1250:

    The 1980 Eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington, edited by Peter W. Lipman and Donald R. Mullineaux, published 1982, $35.00.
Bulletin 1383-C:
    Potential Hazards from Future Eruptions of Mount St. Helens Volcano, Washington, by D. R. Crandell and D. R. Mullineaux, 1978, $4.25.
Circulars (These are free of charge from any Geological Survey outlet.):
    850-B Mudflows Resulting from the May 18, 1980, Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington, by John Cummans, 1981.

    850-C Channel Conditions in the Lower Toutle and Cowlitz Rivers Resulting from the Mudflows of May 18, 1980, by R. E. Lombard, M. B. Miles, L. M. Nelson, D. L. Kresch, and P. J. Carpenter, 1981.

    850-D Effects of Volcanism on the Glaciers of Mount St. Helens, by Melinda M. Brugman and Austin Post, 1981.

    850-G Effects of Mount St. Helens Eruption on Selected Lakes in Washington, by N. P. Dion, and S. S. Embrey, 1981.

    850-I Emergency Assessment of Mount St. Helens Post-Eruption Flood Hazards, Toutle and Cowlitz Rivers, Washington,1981.

    MF-786 Preliminary Overview Map of Volcanic Hazards in the 48 Conterminous United States, by D. R. Mullineaux, 1976, $1.25.

    MF-1254 Interpretive Map of Features Related to the May 18, 1980, Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington, by USGS, 1980, $1.25.

    Atlas of Volcanic Phenomena, (set of 20 posters on volcanism, in color, each sheet 16 x 21 inches), $13.00.

Books and geologic maps may be purchased over the counter or ordered by mail from:

    United States Geological Survey
    Public Inquiries Office
    Room 1-C-402
    National Center
    Reston, VA 22092


Volcanic Ashfall, How to Prepare For and What to do During, Federal Management Agency, Federal Center, Region 10, Bothell, WA 98011.

Mount St. Helens Technical Information Network Bulletins, set of 33 bulletins, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161 ($9) (specify accession no. PB81-138950).


A 16 mm film, entitled "Eruptions of Mount St. Helens, 1980" is available on loan from Regional Forest Service offices. Contact the Regional Forest Service office in your location for details. If located in Oregon or Washington, contact:
    Film Distribution Center
    1028 Industry Drive
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (206) 575-1575



    A pre-1980 Eruption Description of Mount St. Helens, April, 1980.

    Information Circular, #71, The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Part I, March 20 - May 19, 1980.

    Information Circular, #22R, Introduction to Washington Geology and Resources.


    Set of 20 slides before May 18, 1980 ($6); set of 20 slides July 1980 - March 1982 ($10).

Order from:
    Washington State Department of Natural Resources
    Division of Geology and Earth Resources
    MS PY 12
    Olympia, WA 98504


Photographs: Photographs of Mount St. Helens, before and after the eruption, may be obtained from local newspapers, photography shops, etc.

Relief Maps: New relief maps have been developed. Contact your local relief map outlet for prices.

Flights: Many surrounding towns offer flight trips around Mount St. Helens. Locations and prices vary. Check local airport information or chambers of commerce for location information.

Books: Contact your local bookstore. Most newspapers in the surrounding area also carry their own publications.

Further information concerning specific questions can be obtained by calling the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor's Office, (206) 696-7500, or by writing to:

    Gifford Pinchot National Forest
    500 West Twelfth Street
    Vancouver, WA 98660

Geologic questions should be referred to:

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Geologic Inquiries Group
    MS 907
    National Center
    Reston, VA 22092

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