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Redoubt FAQ
We have found that many people have very similar questions. Please check this list to see if we've already answered your question.
  • Where can I learn more about the webicorders?
    Our webicorder explanation page is here: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/webicorders/

  • What do the color codes mean?
    Go here: http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/icons.php

  • Why don't the webcams take pictures all of the time?
    The webcams are remote installations, and depend on battery power for image capture and transmission. Therefore, we conserve battery life by not turning the camera on during times of inactivity or darkness. We can change the picture interval for Redoubt's Hut cam at a moment's notice, and will do so if the seismicity warrants.

  • Is there "live coverage" of Redoubt?
    There is no video coverage of Redoubt, because it is not near any power generation facilities. Our webcams and satellite monitoring efforts provide intermittent still images. Our seismometers do provide constant coverage, and we are actively monitoring Redoubt around-the-clock.

  • How can I sign up for email alerts?
    We do make alerts available over email, however, because of the very large number of recipients, it tends to be a much slower way of learning about changes in activity. To receive AVO alerts as quickly as possible, we encourage people to follow our RSS feed or our twitter feed.

    If you'd just like to follow Redoubt's activity from afar, we recommend signing up for our RSS feed: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/caps/cap_rss.xml to receive our formal information products, or our twitter feed http://twitter.com/alaska_avo to receive our informal "latest observations."

  • I'm a member of the press - how can I get an interview with AVO?
    You can call our operations facility at 907-786-7497.

  • Where can I learn more about RSAM?
    Our RSAM explanation page is here: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/rsam/

  • I have a question about other volcanism in Alaska - where can I find more information?
    Please try these pages: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/about.php, http://www.avo.alaska.edu/faq.php, http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/index.php

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