Find a
Resource
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: A 3-D Photographic Tour of Park Geology
This virtual tour features three-dimensional images from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) collection. It introduces visitors to the post-eruption landscape around Mount St. Helens in Washington, which collapsed in an eruption in 1980. Features include debris-filled valleys; Coldwater Lake, a new lake dammed by debris from the eruption; and the shell of the old volcano with its resurgent dome. It is also possible to see in many of the scenes how vegetation and other life is gradually returning to many areas left barren after the eruption. The 3-D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3-D viewing glasses.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
3-D images require red and cyan 3-D viewing glasses
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-149
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geology of National Parks: 3D and Photographic Tours'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Region Geologic Information
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)