Posted by: magmatist | January 2, 2014

Welcome new subscribers

Aerial photo by John Scurlock.

Baker pops a champagne cork. Aerial photo by John Scurlock.

Happy New Year, everyone! The MBVRC blog has really taken off this year. Nearly half of all subscribers joined us in 2013. There were over 32,500 page views in 2013, double the tally from 2012. Readers were particularly interested in the several reports on the Middle Fork Nooksack landslide-induced debris flows back in May and June. The daily Mount Baker eruption simulations generated by the USGS Ash3D computer model are also a big hit (see the ‘monitoring’ page for the link).

If you haven’t yet, spend some time poking around the various page tabs at the top of the webpage.

Watch for a post in the coming days summarizing our nonprofit organization’s activities over the past year, and the financial statement. We depend on donations from the public to keep our research fund growing, and you have a right to see how we spend our money.

We plan an expanded field trip schedule this year, including some to the Salish lowlands in late winter/spring. Not specifically Mount Baker oriented, but fun geology regardless.

Two Mount Baker eruption history and hazard presentations are currently on the schedule:

January 14- Skagit Audubon Club meets at Bayview State Park’s Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 7 PM.

February 1- Oak Harbor, at the Sound Waters annual symposium. 1:15.

Both presentations will be by Dave Tucker.


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