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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02734

The flat-topped ridge in the center of this photo is Table Mountain, seen here from Skyline Divide. Table Mountain is a stack of andesitic lava flows, each about 100 m thick, that erupted from vents along the northern side of the Pleistocene Kulshan caldera. The buried northern caldera rim lies near the left-hand margin of the lava flows. The spectacular glacier-clad slopes of Mt. Shuksan form the right horizon, and Icy Peak at the head of the North Fork Nooksack drainage lies beyond it on the left-center horizon. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).

The flat-topped ridge in the center of this photo is Table Mountain, seen here from Skyline Divide. Table Mountain is a stack of andesitic lava flows, each about 100 m thick, that erupted from vents along the northern side of the Pleistocene Kulshan caldera. The buried northern caldera rim lies near the left-hand margin of the lava flows. The spectacular glacier-clad slopes of Mt. Shuksan form the right horizon, and Icy Peak at the head of the North Fork Nooksack drainage lies beyond it on the left-center horizon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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