Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym caldera

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The ash plain of the caldera of Ambrym (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The ash plain of the caldera of Ambrym (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hiking along one of the major flash flood beds cutting through the ash deposits of the caldera.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hiking along one of the major flash flood beds cutting through the ash deposits of the caldera. (Ph... [info]
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Ulla finds a beautifully shaped small bomb jected from Benbow among the gravel and sand of the flood bed. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ulla finds a beautifully shaped small bomb jected from Benbow among the gravel and sand of the flood... [info]
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The little bomb (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The little bomb (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spectacular section of old ash, witness of explosive phases of Ambrym in recent geologc history. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spectacular section of old ash, witness of explosive phases of Ambrym in recent geologc history. (Ph... [info]
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Thunderstorms are frequent above Ambrym. Here, the lava lakes in the craters illuminate a rain cloud hovering above the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Thunderstorms are frequent above Ambrym. Here, the lava lakes in the craters illuminate a rain cloud... [info]
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Rainbow above the "oasis" near the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rainbow above the "oasis" near the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The vegetated outer area of the ash plain in the morning. Benbow crater is visible in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The vegetated outer area of the ash plain in the morning. Benbow crater is visible in the background... [info]
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View over the ash plain towards the southern rim of the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the ash plain towards the southern rim of the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View north oer the ash plain towards Benbow (l) and Marum(r) craters. The "oasis" (left) in the ash plain is protected by dunes of black sand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View north oer the ash plain towards Benbow (l) and Marum(r) craters. The "oasis" (left) in the ash ... [info]
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Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west... [info]
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Curved small erosion shapes and isolated flat plates of ash consolidated by moss are a typical morphological surface feature of the ash plain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved small erosion shapes and isolated flat plates of ash consolidated by moss are a typical morph... [info]
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Benbow crater and the rim of the caldera seen from outside, where the flanks of Ambrym volcano are covered by thick rainforest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Benbow crater and the rim of the caldera seen from outside, where the flanks of Ambrym volcano are c... [info]
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Steep erosion gullies and small canyons form the outer slpes of the Benbow crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steep erosion gullies and small canyons form the outer slpes of the Benbow crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Ascending the Benbow crater along a ridge between erosion gullies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ascending the Benbow crater along a ridge between erosion gullies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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ambrym_i0282.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
ambrym_i0282.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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