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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07687

The box-like summit of Cofre de Perote volcano bristles with radio communication towers.  The summit region of the volcano consists of at least two glacially eroded edifices.  Glacial cirques and moraines are found in the summit area of Cofre.  The steep-walled east-facing scarp cutting across the center of the photo that truncates westward-dipping lavas was formed in part by edifice collapse.   Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

The box-like summit of Cofre de Perote volcano bristles with radio communication towers. The summit region of the volcano consists of at least two glacially eroded edifices. Glacial cirques and moraines are found in the summit area of Cofre. The steep-walled east-facing scarp cutting across the center of the photo that truncates westward-dipping lavas was formed in part by edifice collapse.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote