ES 771 Space Imagery
VOLCANOES & VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES
VOLCANOES are common along tectonic plate boundaries where plates are either
diverging--oceanic ridges and continental rift zones, or converging--oceanic
trenches (subduction zones) and continental collisions. Volcanoes also appear
over isolated hot spots within plates, such as Iceland, Yellowstone or
Hawaii. Types of volcanic eruptions and deposits vary enormously with
different lava compositions and geographic settings.
Space Image Example
Gulf of Fonsecu, Nicaragua: NASA space-shuttle photograph, STS030-151-122, 05/08/89,
5-inch format. Near-vertical view, north toward left. The large volcanic crater on Coseguina
peninsula erupted in 1835 and spread ash as far away as Mexico City. Steam is venting from
San Cristobal volcano near scene center.
More Space Images
Fire and Ice
- Mt. Fuji, Japan
- Kyushu, Japan
- Sakurajima, Japan
- Hawaiian Islands
- Island of Hawaii
- Mt. Rainier, USA
- Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines
- Pinatubo ash in atmosphere
- Timor, Indonesia
- Gulf of Tadjoura, Africa
- Kamchatka, Russia overview
- Kamchatka, Russia closeup
- Isla Isabela, western Galapagos
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