Monday, June 22, 2009

Kronotsky Reserve, Volcanos of Kamchatka, Russia

Russia-18, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Kronotsky is a major stratovolcano of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It has a particularly symmetrical conical shape, comparable to Mount Fuji in Japan and to Mayon Volcano in the Philippines. The summit crater is plugged by a volcanic neck, and the summit itself is ice capped. It exhibits the classic radial drainage pattern, extending downward from its crater. Kronotsky is considered to be the one of the most scenic volcanos in Kamchatka.

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometer long peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of 472,300 km². It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. Immediately offshore along the Pacific coast of the peninsula runs the 10,500 meter deep Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault June 27, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

First time I see a volcano that looks cold - I'll have to show this to my students when they come back next fall!
Evelyn in Montreal

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