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Eroded Sahand Stratovolcano, Iran – December 9th, 2009

37.6N 46.4E

December 9th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Iran - November 6th, 2009

Iran - November 6th, 2009

Sahand is a massive, heavily eroded stratovolcano in northwestern Iran, occupying most of this orthorectified image. At 3,707 meters (12,162 feet), it is the highest mountain in the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan.

The Sahand mountains are directly south of Tabriz, the highest peak of which is Kamal at an altitude of 3,707 meters. Approximately 17 peaks can be accounted for as being over 3,000 meters in height.

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