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Living With Volcanic Risk in the Cascades
This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication highlights the volcanic risk associated with living in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. With more than a dozen potentially active volcanoes that erupt explosively, USGS scientists have had to work hard to monitor and assess the hazards posted by the regions volcanoes. This report discusses these hazards, such as pyroclastic flows, ash fall, lahars and mudflows, as well as the eruption characteristics of the regions volcanoes. Details about each states volcanoes are also given.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-768
Related resources:
This resource references 'What are Volcano Hazards'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory

Author: Dan Dzurisin
United States Geological Survey

Author: Peter H. Stauffer
United States Geological Survey

Author: James W. Hendley, II
United States Geological Survey