Title

Mapping of Land Cover Change Caused by the infamous Mount St. Helen Eruption using Remote Sensing.

Presenter Information

Nolan WhittFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Sophomore

Major

Geology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Haluk Cetin

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Mapping of Land Cover Change Caused by the infamous Mount St. Helen Eruption using Remote Sensing:

This project aims to analyze and depict the land cover change of the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, located in Washington state. This volcanic eruption was a level 5, making it the largest in United States history. This cataclysmic explosion spewed rocks, ash, and hot gas miles into the air and in the area surrounding the volcano. Landsat imagery from the online USGS Earth Explorer was downloaded. The datasets represent the time of the original eruption until the end of the smaller eruptions that followed. The dates range from May 1980, until the year of 1986. Emphasis was placed on the change in topography, vegetation, and infrastructure within a 20-mile radius of the volcano.

#Mount St. Helen

#Remote Sensing

#Landsat data

#Volcanic Eruptions

-Nolan Whitt

Spring Scholars Week 2019 Event

Sigma Xi Poster Competition (Juried)

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Mapping of Land Cover Change Caused by the infamous Mount St. Helen Eruption using Remote Sensing.

Mapping of Land Cover Change Caused by the infamous Mount St. Helen Eruption using Remote Sensing:

This project aims to analyze and depict the land cover change of the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, located in Washington state. This volcanic eruption was a level 5, making it the largest in United States history. This cataclysmic explosion spewed rocks, ash, and hot gas miles into the air and in the area surrounding the volcano. Landsat imagery from the online USGS Earth Explorer was downloaded. The datasets represent the time of the original eruption until the end of the smaller eruptions that followed. The dates range from May 1980, until the year of 1986. Emphasis was placed on the change in topography, vegetation, and infrastructure within a 20-mile radius of the volcano.

#Mount St. Helen

#Remote Sensing

#Landsat data

#Volcanic Eruptions

-Nolan Whitt