An Alaska Volcano Observatory geologist sets up GPS (Global Positioning System) instrumentation on the north flank of Redoubt Volcano. The GPS receiver calculates an extremely accurate location through satellite-based triangulation. This helps pinpoint locations for electronic distance measurements that detect deformation of the volcano related to eruptive activity. The Drift River valley extending away from the volcano to the NE was covered with pyroclastic-flow and mudflow deposits from the 1989-90 eruption.
Type/Process: Volcano Monitoring
Volcanic Status: Historical
Image Number: 052-067
Photographer: Robert McGimsey (U.S. Geological Survey)
Summit Elevation: 3108 meters
Latitude/Longitude: 60.485 N / 152.742 W
Timeframe: Last known eruption 1964 or later