Ascension Island, south Atlantic Ocean

Location: 8.0S, 14.4W
Elevation: 2,814 feet (858 m)

Ascension Island is a Holocene stratovolcano with no known historic eruptions. Space Shuttle photo STS070-0712-0086.

The following photographs are of lava fields on Ascension. They were provided and copyrighted by Olivier Staiger.

For more great pictures and links to Ascension Island images, visit Olivier Staiger's web site.

Sources of Information:

Neumann van Padang, M., Richards, A.F., Machado, F., Bravo, T., Baker, E., Le Maitre, W., 1967, Part XXI, Atlantic Ocean: Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world, International Association of Volcanology, Rome, Italy, 128 p.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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