Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10100
Glacial erosion has affected the summit of Cofre de Perote volcano. Summit lava flows show glacial striations, and a glacial tarn (left) is found SW of the summit. Cofre de Perote overlooks the intermontaine Serdán-Oriental basin, dotted with rhyolitic lava domes, tuff rings, lava flows, and scoria cones. The twin rhyolitic Las Derrumbadas lava domes (distant left center) and Cerro Pinto dome to their right lie about 40 km SW of Cofre de Perote.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).