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Glacier Peak- History and Hazards of a Cascade Volcano
This fact sheet discusses the eruptive history and hazards associated with Glacier Peak, the most remote of the five active volcanoes in Washington State. Topics include past eruptions, the potential for large, explosive eruptions with pyroclastic flows produced by collapse of lava domes, and prospects and preparations for future eruptions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-236
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory