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Haruj Volcanic Field Surrounded by Libyan Desert

27.1N 17.4E

June 1st, 2013 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya – May 30th, 2013

Visible as a dark brown circular area south of the Gulf of Sidra is the Haruj, a large volcanic field spread across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in central Libya. It contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

Sediments Near Djerba, Tunisia, and Haruj Volcanic Field, Libya

27.1N 17.4E

January 9th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Libya - January 9th, 2012

In the upper left quadrant, bluish sediments can be observed around Djerba, the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia. The island has a surface area of 514 km²,

Visible to the southeast is the Haruj, a large volcanic field spread across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in central Libya. Appearing here as a large brown area amidst the yellow desert sands, it contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

Haruj and Ergs Ubari and Murzuq in Central Libya

26.7N 13.9E

November 22nd, 2010 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya - November 9th, 2010

The large, circular brown area in the midst of the Libyan Desert, south of the Mediterranean Sea, is the Haruj Volcanic Field. The field stretches over 45000 km2 in the central part of the country.

To the east and southeast of the Haruj are two large ergs, or sand dune seas, separated by a ridge of sandstone. The erg north of the mountains is Erg Ubari (also called Awbari), while the one to the south is Erg Murzuq (also called Murzuk).

Sahara Desert Bordered by Mountains and Lakes in Libya, Chad and Niger – November 15th, 2010

22.9N 14.7E

November 15th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes, Mosaics

Libya, Chad and Niger - October 27th, 2010

While the center part of this image is covered in yellow Sahara Desert sands, several other interesting geographical features can be observed by the edges.

The dark brown area in the upper right corner is the Tibesti Mountains, a group of mostly inactive volcanoes in northern Chad and extending a short distance into southern Libya.

Lighter brown in color and showing more circular patterns at the center left edge are the Aïr Mountains, in northern Niger, within the Sahara desert. The part of the Sahara east of the massifs is also known as the Ténéré Desert.

The green area by the bottom edge is Lake Chad, a shallow but large lake surrounded by wetlands in central Chad, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. In the full image, the yellow sands of the Sahara can be seen giving way to less arid lands to the south.

Finally, visible only at the top of the full image, is the Haruj volcanic field in central Libya. This large field contains many volcanoes, craters and lava flows.

Volcanic Fields and Mountains in the Desert of Libya and Chad

23.6N 17.8E

November 11th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya and Chad - November 5th, 2010

The light, yellowish-tan sands covering most of this image belong to the Libyan Desert, one of the most arid places on earth. Although most of the Libyan terrain appears dry, there is a brownish-green non-arid area near the coast.

The brown patch in the midst of the desert at the left edge is the Haruj, a large volcanic field that covers around 45000 km2 in central Libya. It contains about 150 volcanoes, and many craters and lava flows.

In the full image, another brown area can be observed near the bottom. These are the Tibesti Mountains, a volcanic group of inactive volcanoes with one potentially active volcano in the central Sahara desert in the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region of northern Chad. The northern slopes extend a short distance into southern Libya.

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