Montserrat

Dome Growth

Dome Growth
19 September 2002, 7h from Jack Boy Hill. Rare days of dry weather allow perfect views of the steaming dome.
Dome Growth
18 September 2002, 5h. Zoom on the active dome, releasing rockfalls towards Tuitt's Ghaut at the dome's northern foot (right).
Dome Growth
19 September 2002, 5h. While on March 2002 most rockfalls were towards east (left), they now roll down the dome's northern flank.
Dome Growth
18 September 2002, 18h from the new MVO. Minor rockfalls on the dome, while an huge steam plume rises towards a full moon.
Dome Growth
20 September 2002, 12h from the Vue Pointe Hotel. Pyroclastic flows towards Tar River Valley. Note a secondary dome releasing steam on the far right (west).
Dome Growth
21 September 2002, 5h. The same view at night, with rockfalls rolling down Tuitt's Ghaut (lower left corner) and on the NW dome flank.
Dome Growth
20 September 2002, 5h from the Vue Pointe Hotel. The full moon shines on Soufriere Hills, while the glowing dome illuminates the steam from underneath.
Dome Growth
19 September 2002, 22h. A sustained steam and ash column rises kilometers above the glowing dome ain full moonlight.
Dome Growth
22 Mar - 19 Sep 2002, 7h from Jack Boy Hill. A comparison of two photos taken at the same time of day six months apart: note the impressive dome growth.
Dome Growth
22 Mar - 19 Sep 2002, 7h. Subtracting one image from th eother highlights the changes after half a year.
Dome Growth
18 - 19 September 2002, 7h from Jack Boy Hill. A comparison of tele photo images show changes during a single day.
Dome Growth
18 - 19 September 2002, 7h. Image of 18.9 subtracted from the one taken on 19.9. Strong contrast indicates changes in topography (and in the fumaroles too...).