Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym - aerials

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A complex pattern of hundres of erosion gullies characterize the morphology of the outer slopes of the Ambrym caldera and its craters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A complex pattern of hundres of erosion gullies characterize the morphology of the outer slopes of t... [info]
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Sand-filled valley radiate from the cone of Benbow crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sand-filled valley radiate from the cone of Benbow crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion valley at the feet of Benbow crater leading into the flat caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion valley at the feet of Benbow crater leading into the flat caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The smoking crater of Benbow seen from the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The smoking crater of Benbow seen from the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ambrym's volcanic gas plume rich in bluish SO2 drifting eastwards. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ambrym's volcanic gas plume rich in bluish SO2 drifting eastwards. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the southern part of the caldera with a young lava flow (1988) visible by its brownish color. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the southern part of the caldera with a young lava flow (1988) visible by its brownish color... [info]
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Vertical view on a section of Marum crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vertical view on a section of Marum crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The complex Marum crater with its active lava pond (left) and the main crater Mbwelesu (right) as well as the Niri Mbwelesu pit crater near the rim of Marum (center), probably containing a crusted-over and active lava pond as well seen from the air. The smaller collapse pit Niri Mbwelesu Taten in the background S of Marum (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex Marum crater with its active lava pond (left) and the main crater Mbwelesu (right) as we... [info]
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Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake in Marum's west crater, and smoking Niri Mbwelesu crater containing another active vent to the right.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in Marum's west crater, and smoking Niri Mbwelesu crater containing another active ven... [info]
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The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the lava lake (a.l.), smoking Niri Mbwelesu (c), and Niri Mbwelesu Tatem pit crater (l.r.). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the... [info]
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Oblique aerial view onto the complex of Marum crater and strongly degassing Niri Mbwelesu. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Oblique aerial view onto the complex of Marum crater and strongly degassing Niri Mbwelesu. (Photo: T... [info]
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View onto Marum's lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto Marum's lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The bizarre inner steep crater walls of Marum, recording the history of lava fountaining and lava lake overflows that have built up the original cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The bizarre inner steep crater walls of Marum, recording the history of lava fountaining and lava la... [info]
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Aerial view of Marum crater from the north. Niri Mbwelesu crater left and the crater with the lava lake to the right. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Aerial view of Marum crater from the north. Niri Mbwelesu crater left and the crater with the lava l... [info]
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