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May 12, 2018

Giant Hot Periods 1988

In October 1987, the first Giant hot periods since 1955 were observed. They started about six weeks after the 1987 Sep 12 eruption. More hot periods were observed in the spring, with the next eruption of Giant on 1988 Jun 28.

More hot periods were observed in late July, just as the fire activity in the park started to pick up. By late August 1988, Giant was having hot periods almost daily. All of us had no idea what to look for or what was the progression of events leading up to an eruption. Notice the confusion over which vents are which, and what they should be called. Also notice also how excited we could get over what we now know are pretty minor hot periods.

Giant Hot Period on 1988 Aug 29. Video by Paul Strasser.

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Giant Hot Period on 1988 Sep 02. Video by Paul Strasser.

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Giant Hot Period on 1988 Sep 04. Video by Paul Strasser.

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As it turned out, there wasn't much chance of observing Giant due to the fire activity, and the evacuation of the Old Faithful area. Giant did erupt just a week after the last hot period on this video, on 1988 Sep 12.

May 10, 2018

Giant Hot Period 2001 Sep 03

Giant Hot Period on 2001 Sep 03. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 09, 2018

Giant Hot Period 2001 Sep 02

Giant Hot Period on 2001 Sep 02. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 04, 2018

Giant Hot Period 2001 Jul 30

Giant Hot Period on 2001 Jul 30. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 03, 2018

Giant Hot Period 2000 Oct 14

Giant Hot Period on 2000 Oct 14. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 02, 2018

Giant Hot Period and Eruption 2000 Apr 22

Giant Hot Period and Eruption on 2000 Apr 22. Video by Paul Strasser.

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May 01, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1999 Aug 08

Giant Hot Period on 1999 Aug 08. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 25, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1998 Sep 06

Giant Hot Period on 1998 Sep 06. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 24, 2018

Giant Hot Period and Eruption 1997 Sep 27

Giant Hot Period and Eruption on 1997 Sep 27. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 20, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 30

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 30. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 19, 2018

Giant Hot Period and Eruption 1997 Aug 24

Giant Hot Period and Eruption on 1997 Aug 24. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 18, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 22 (afternoon)

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 22 (afternoon). Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 17, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 22 (Morning)

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 22 (morning). Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 13, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1994 Oct 09

Giant Hot Period on 1994 Oct 09. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 12, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 20

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 20. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 11, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 19

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 19. Video by Paul Strasser.

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April 10, 2018

Giant Hot Period 1997 Aug 17

Giant Hot Period on 1997 Aug 17. Video by Paul Strasser.

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