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Photo Chosen for 2013 International Volcano Calendar

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Parinacota volcano IAVCEI 2013 calendar Henderson

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) features EAS graduate student Scott Henderson's photo of the South American volcano, Parinacota, in their 2013 calendar for the month of December.  Parinacota is a Holocene stratovolcano located on the border of Chile and Bolivia (69.15W, 18.17S, 6348m).  The name "Parinacota" comes from Aymara words meaning "flamingo" and "lake" - a name fitting for the ever-present Andean flamingos inhabiting lake Chungará in the foreground.  A sector collapse of the Western flank of Parinacota some 8000 years ago formed this unique high altitude lake that supports a fascinating ecosystem.  The photograph was taken the morning of November 15, 2011 by Henderson.

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