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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11493

Lake-filled and dry maars of the Katwe-Kikorongo volcanic field are shown in the center of this NASA Landsat image (with N to the top). The volcanic field lies above the river channel connecting Lake Edward (lower left) with Lake George (upper right) in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. Dark-colored Lake Katwe (lower left) is a shallow 3-km-long body of water that occupies two of three intersecting craters immediately NE of Lake Edward. Local folk tales suggest that volcanism in the Katwe-Kikorongo area has continued into historical times. NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

Lake-filled and dry maars of the Katwe-Kikorongo volcanic field are shown in the center of this NASA Landsat image (with N to the top). The volcanic field lies above the river channel connecting Lake Edward (lower left) with Lake George (upper right) in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. Dark-colored Lake Katwe (lower left) is a shallow 3-km-long body of water that occupies two of three intersecting craters immediately NE of Lake Edward. Local folk tales suggest that volcanism in the Katwe-Kikorongo area has continued into historical times.

NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

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Keywords: remote sensing | crater | maar | crater lake


Katwe-Kikorongo