Monday, April 29, 2013

Geo 365: April 29, Day 119: Newberry Volcano

This needs to be seen full size (right click, open in new tab) to be appreciated. It's a panorama of Newberry Volcano, seen from the summit of Lava Butte. In terms of its footprint, Newberry is an enormous mountain, though its height above the surrounding terrain is relatively modest. It's an excellent example of a shield volcano, characterized by fluid, runny lavas like basalt. Dozens of single-shot parasitic cinder cones litter its flanks, including the one I'm standing on, here.

Photo unmodified. Stitched with Hugin. August 21, 2011. FlashEarth Location.

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