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Volcano Calendar 2020
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Ibu volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia), Nov 2014: lava dome and climb
Ibu volcano seen from Duono village NW of the volcano. The large valley breaching the crater on its ... [info
A porter adapting a dry bag into a backpack. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The strenuous, 5-6 hours hike up to Ibu's crater starts in a vast coconut palm plantation at the fee... [info
Wooden shelters provide welcome resting places. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
At the rim, fog obscures much of the view, but the dark menacing mass of the lava dome is visible, a... [info
Dead tree trunks dot the crater rim,- witnesses of stronger activity in the not very distant past. (... [info
The fog lifts and gives view to the lava dome,- a viscous mass of lava that fills the crater like a ... [info
In the center of the lava dome, a cinder cone has been built by the recent, mild explosive activity.... [info
At the northeastern base of the cinder cone, another vent is active, visible as steam and hot air th... [info
Eruption from the lower vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The recently, still weakly alimented lava flow seems to originate at the same vent. It is visible as... [info
Zoom onto the surface of the most recent lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
View from Ibu's crater rim to the west coast of Halmahera Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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Walking along the densely vegetated crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
View down into the northern gap, invaded by several lava flows emplaced since 1998. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info
The present-day lava dome has filled and overspilled an inner crater (remnant of an older dome), sma... [info
The weakly active lava flow front about 100 m below the break-in slope into the northern gap. (Photo... [info
Tower of the older crater wall still standing amidst recent lava flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Viscous lava flow channel structures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The blocky surface of the lava dome in Ibu's crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava? A large reptile's fingers? No - a root of a tree grasping around a rock. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Clearing a path to reach the northwestern part of the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Finding an observation spot with no tree and grass in the foreground is not trivial. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
Layers of old lava flows exposed in the opposite crater wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Tree fern in the rainforest of Ibu's slopes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Harvesting palm tree juice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Filling the water bottle with refreshing palm tree juice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Back down from the volcano: quite some physical effort, but worth it! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Copra (dried coconut meat) is used to obtain coconut oil. It is an important regional produce. Here,... [info
Drying of coconut over fire to produce copra. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Mushroom-shaped eruption plume seen from the village - nothing unusual here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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