Posted by: magmatist | January 9, 2011

Baker fumarole plume Sunday

By D Tucker

John Scurlock flew his yellow RV-6 around Baker today, and took some nice photos of a  high fumarole plume in windless conditions. He said the steam and gas plume rose at least 1000′ above the summit plateau, and he could smell the H2S in his cockpit. The lowest outside temp he recorded was -6C (21 F), which made it pretty chilly in the pilot’s seat. If anyone took pics of this from the lowlands, please consider sending them along to the website’s collection (email address below). More of John’s pics here. Go forward for plume pics, backwards for winter aerial photos of some lookouts.

View west of Sherman Crater fumarole plume, Jan. 9, 2011. Click to enlarge.


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  1. The plume was clearly visible from the Lougheed highway between Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows during mid-afternoon. At about 50 km it was too far for a decent photo but was clearly identifiable as a plume.

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