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Tarso Toussidé

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  • Chad
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.03°N
  • 16.45°E

  • 3265 m
    10712 ft

  • 225010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tarso Toussidé.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tarso Toussidé. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tarso Toussidé page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tarso Toussidé.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tarso Toussidé.

Photo Gallery

Dark lava flows radiate from Toussidé volcano (center), the second highest peak of the Tibesti Range in Chad. This Space Shuttle image of the Tarso Toussidé volcanic massif has north to the bottom. Toussidé stratovolcano was constructed at the western end of the large Pleistocene ignimbritic caldera of Yirrigue, whose scarp is seen left of Toussidé. The smaller 8-km-wide caldera of Trou au Natron cuts the SE rim of Yirrigue caldera. Ehi Timi (lower center) and Ehi Sosso (left center) volcanoes are located on the flanks of the massif.

NASA Space Shuttle image S-511-42, 1985 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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A dramatic Space Shuttle image shows dark lava flows radiating from Toussidé volcano and spreading across the desert floor. Light-colored fumarolically altered areas can be seen at the volcano's 3265-m-high summit, the second highest peak of the Tibesti Range in Chad. Toussidé stratovolcano was constructed at the western end of the large Pleistocene ignimbritic caldera of Yirrigue, whose eastern scarp is seen right of Toussidé. The smaller 1000-m-deep, 8-km-wide Trou au Natron caldera (lower right) cuts the SE rim of Yirrigue caldera.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS111-367-29, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: N Africa
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan
Title: N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Publisher: Direction des Mines et de la Geologie de l'A.E.F.
Country: S Cameroon AF
Year: 1952
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Tarso Toussidé in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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