BGS Photographic Galleries - Ash fall on Montserrat

View from MVO HQ to the SW over Belham Valley. MVO scientist attempting to dig a dove from heavy ash deposits. Front drive of house in Olveston showing tree damage. Verandah at house in Olveston showing tree damage and thickness of ash.
Garden at house in Olveston showing tree damage.

Swimming pool at house in Olveston showing tree damage and thickness of ash.
Hold your mouse over one of the smaller images for a larger view and a description of the photo. Ashfall at the DOAS (SO2 gas monitoring equipment) site at Lover's Lane, Plymouth, about 3.5 km west of the volcano. Solar panels in foreground; Dr Marie Edmonds is next to the spectrometer.

Ashfall on the helipad at MVO HQ, Flemings, about 5 km NW of the volcano.
Road from Cork Hill to Plymouth. Pumice airfall (up to about 10 cm diameter) can be seen on the road. Road from Cork Hill to Plymouth. The large boulders have been deposited from mudflows; pumice airfall (up to about 10 cm diameter) can be seen on the road. Section in ashfall at Lime Kiln Bay, 7 km to the NW of the volcano. About 12 cm of ash fall was measured here. Heavy ash fall on the access road to MVO HQ.
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