Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05054
A steaming lava dome fills the floor of the summit crater of Soufrière volcano in June 1979. Both steam clouds from the degassing lava dome and atmospheric clouds are present in this photo. The dome began growing on May 3, after the cessation of explosive eruptions on April 25, and reached a height of 110 m by June 18. By the end of the eruption in October, the dome was 130-m high.
Photo by Richard Fiske, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).