Geologist Dave Johnston

Geologist Dave Johnston

C003/1578 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 15.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: USGS Geologist David Johnston was swept away by the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens on the morning of May 18, 1980. As one of the first members of the U.S.Geological Survey monitoring team to arrive at Mount St. Helens and the scientist in charge of volcanic-gas studies, Johnston spent long hours working on and close to the mountain. Ironically, he was caught at an observation post that was considered relatively safe. He was among 57 killed by the eruption. He is pictured here at Coldwater II, at 1900 hours. Coldwater II would eventually be re-named ''Johnston Ridge'' in honor of Dave.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: cascade volcano, casualty, catastrophe, dave johnston, devastation, disaster, fatality, geologist, geology, mount saint helens, mount st. helens, mt st helens, mt. st. helens, natural disaster, people, person, usgs, volcano, volcanology, washington state

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.