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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat al Birk.
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Harrat al Birk. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Harrat al Birk page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.
|Beni Hilal, Harra | Hayil, Harrat | Hubhub al Sheikh|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Cone||18° 34' 0" N||41° 48' 0" E|
|Hayil, Jibal||Cone||381 m|
|Haylah, Jabal al||Cone||18° 29' 0" N||41° 47' 0" E|
|Qurayn, Jabal||Cone||18° 4' 0" N||41° 44' 0" E|
|Tusi al Yamani, Jabal at||Cone||18° 18' 0" N||41° 38' 0" E|
|Tusi ash Shami, Jabal at||Cone||18° 22' 0" N||41° 34' 0" E|
|The Harrat al Birk volcanic field forms the dark-colored area between the Red Sea coast and the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right). This 1800 sq km Miocene and Quaternary volcanic field separates the Tihamat ash Sham and Tihamat 'Asir coastal plains. Cinder cones are scattered throughout the basaltic volcanic field, and a few outlying cones lie east of the main lava field.
NASA Space Shuttle image STS055-151-184, 1993 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
|The Harrat al Birk volcanic field extends diagonally across the center of this NASA Landsat image along the Red Sea coast. Dark-colored areas are lava fields of this 1800 sq km Miocene and Quaternary volcanic field, and yellowish areas mark pyroclastic cones and deposits. Cinder cones are scattered throughout the basaltic volcanic field, and a few outlying cones lie east of the main lava field.
NASA Landsat image, USGS, 2003.
A listing of samples from the Smithsonian collections will be available soon.
|Large Eruptions of Harrat al Birk||Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).|
|WOVOdat||WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.|
|EarthChem||EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).|
|MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System||Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.|
|MIROVA||Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.|