Saturday in Patagonia

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Today we got the lay of the land and an understanding of what the volcanic eruption did.

On June 4th, Chile’s Puyehue volcano looked like this from space

From a ‘pimple’ of an eruption on the north face of the volcano, the town of Bariloche, which houses the lab we are working in looked like this….

Eight months later and the volcano is still billowing and we hiked to the top of the Catedral Mountains to take a look.

The volcano is still spewing. Look at the picture below carefully… You can see the billowing in the far left of the image and the steam and ash as it settles in a long, thin cloud to the right.

There have been days here already when the wind changes and the ash settles like a thick fo