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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10398

A dramatic Space Shuttle image shows dark lava flows radiating from Toussidé volcano and spreading across the desert floor. Light-colored altered areas can be seen at the summit, the second highest peak of the Tibesti Range in Chad. It was constructed at the W end of the large Pleistocene caldera of Yirrigue, whose E scarp is seen right of Toussidé. The smaller 1-km-deep, 8-km-wide Trou au Natron caldera (lower right) cuts the SE rim of the caldera. NASA Space Shuttle image STS111-367-29, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

A dramatic Space Shuttle image shows dark lava flows radiating from Toussidé volcano and spreading across the desert floor. Light-colored altered areas can be seen at the summit, the second highest peak of the Tibesti Range in Chad. It was constructed at the W end of the large Pleistocene caldera of Yirrigue, whose E scarp is seen right of Toussidé. The smaller 1-km-deep, 8-km-wide Trou au Natron caldera (lower right) cuts the SE rim of the caldera.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS111-367-29, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

Keywords: remote sensing | lava flow


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