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Fire West of Mount Shasta, California

41.3N 122.3W

August 26th, 2009 Category: Fires, Volcanoes

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

Northern California, USA - August 25th, 2009

A wildfire burning west of Mount Shasta, in northern California, releases a plume of smoke that is blowing in a north-northeasterly direction towards the Oregon border above.

The fire is located in Klamath National Forest, a 1,737,774-acre (2,715.27 sq mi, or 7,032.52 kmĀ²) national forest overwhelmingly located in Siskiyou County in northern California, but with a tiny extension (1.5 percent of the forest) into southern Jackson County in Oregon.

The forest contains continuous stands of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Old growth forest is estimated to cover some 168,000 acres (680 km2) of the forest land.

Mount McLoughlin and Brown Mountain Volcanoes, Oregon, USA

42.4N 122.3W

July 6th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Oregon, USA - June 30th, 2009

Oregon, USA - June 30th, 2009

This orthorectified ASAR (radar) image gives a fine view of the mountainous regions of western Oregon, USA, home to some of the most prominent mountain peaks in the country.

Of particular interest here, in the lower right quadrant, are two volcanoes: Mount McLoughlin (above) and Brown Mountain (below).

Mount McLoughlin is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon and within the Sky Lakes Wilderness area. It is one of the volcanic peaks in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.

Brown Mountain, on the other hand, is a small basaltic andesite to andesite shield volcano located in Oregon’s Klamath and Jackson counties.

Towards the center of the image is a cluster of white dots, showing the location of the city of Medford, situated in the remains of ancient volcanic flow areas.