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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Wells Gray-Clearwater.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Wells Gray-Clearwater.
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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.
|Clearwater Cone Group|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Boss Mountain||Cone||2452 m||52° 9' 47" N||120° 34' 26" W|
|Buck Hill||Cone||1585 m||51° 48' 0" N||119° 59' 0" W|
|Cone||1830 m||52° 15' 0" N||120° 1' 0" W|
|Fiftytwo Ridge||Tuya||2015 m||51° 56' 0" N||119° 53' 0" W|
|Flatiron||Cone||730 m||51° 53' 0" N||120° 3' 0" W|
|Flourmill||Cone||1495 m||52° 3' 0" N||120° 19' 0" W|
|Gage Hill||Tuya||1090 m||52° 3' 0" N||120° 1' 0" W|
|Hyalo Ridge||Tuya||2016 m||52° 6' 51" N||120° 21' 45" W|
|Ida Ridge||Cone||1500 m||51° 1' 0" N||119° 49' 0" W|
|Jack's Jump||Cone||1895 m||52° 7' 0" N||120° 3' 0" W|
|Kostal||Cone||1440 m||52° 10' 0" N||119° 56' 0" W|
|Mcleod Hill||Tuya||1250 m||52° 1' 0" N||120° 1' 0" W|
|Mosquito Mound||Tuya||1065 m||52° 1' 0" N||120° 11' 0" W|
|Pillow Creek||Cone||1829 m||52° 1' 0" N||119° 50' 0" W|
|Pointed Stick||Cone||1820 m||52° 14' 0" N||120° 5' 0" W|
|Pyramid Mountain||Cone||1095 m||51° 59' 0" N||120° 6' 0" W|
|Spanish Bonk||Cone||1797 m||52° 8' 12" N||120° 22' 2" W|
|Cone||1770 m||52° 4' 0" N||120° 19' 0" W|
|Spanish Mump||Cone||1787 m||52° 9' 17" N||120° 19' 50" W|
|Trophy Mountain||Cone||2576 m||51° 47' 58" N||119° 52' 32" W|
|Whitehorse Bluffs||Cone||775 m||51° 54' 0" N||120° 7' 0" W|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Ray Mountain||Fissure vent||2050 m||52° 14' 0" N||120° 7' 0" W|
There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|1550 (?)||Unknown||Confirmed||Dendrochronology||Kostal Cone|
|5650 BCE (?)||Unknown||Confirmed||Radiocarbon (uncorrected)||Dragon Cone|
There is no Deformation History data available for Wells Gray-Clearwater.
There is no Emissions History data available for Wells Gray-Clearwater.
|The Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field in the Quesnel Highland of east-central British Columbia contains basaltic cones and lava flows of early Pleistocene-to-Holocene age. Dragon Cone (above) produced lava flows that traveled 14 km down Falls Creek to the Clearwater River. Pleistocene deposits of the volcanic field include plateau-capping lava flows, subglacial mounds and tuyas, and hyaloclastites. Several cones were active during the Holocene, and the latest eruption took place from Kostal cone about 400 years ago.
Photo by Cathie Hickson (Geological Survey of Canada).
The following 6 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.
|Catalog Number||Sample Description||Lava Source||Collection Date|
|NMNH 117576-1||Basalt||Dragon's Tongue lava flow||--|
|NMNH 117576-6||Basanitic-Tuff Breccia||--||--|
|DECADE Data||The DECADE portal, still in the developmental stage, serves as an example of the proposed interoperability between The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program, the MAGA Database, and the EarthChem Geochemical Portal. The Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DECADE) initiative seeks to use new and established technologies to determine accurate global fluxes of volcanic CO2 to the atmosphere, but installing CO2 monitoring networks on 20 of the world's 150 most actively degassing volcanoes. The group uses related laboratory-based studies (direct gas sampling and analysis, melt inclusions) to provide new data for direct degassing of deep earth carbon to the atmosphere.|
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|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.|
|Large Eruptions of Wells Gray-Clearwater||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).|
|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.|
|MODVOLC Thermal Alerts||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.|
|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).|