Saturday, July 18, 2009

An image of Earth...

from space showing Crater Lake, Oregon (click to enlarge; north towards upper right.) Technically, it's not a crater at all, but a caldera that remains after the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama that occurred around 5,677 (± 150) BC.

In one week I will be co-teaching a fully-enrolled field course at this volcano. Can't wait. From the arctic to the volcanic!

Image credit: Astronaut photograph ISS013-E-54243 was acquired July 19, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center.

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