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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS038-E-25895 Date: Jan. 2014
Geographic Region: IRAN

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  Bazman Volcano, Iran

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Bazman volcano is located in a remote region of southern Iran within the Bazman Protected Area of Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces. While the volcano has the classic cone shape associated with stratovolcanoes, it is also heavily dissected by channels that extend downwards from the 3490 meter above sea level summit. This radial drainage pattern - looking similar to the spokes of a bicycle wheel - is readily observed in this astronaut photograph from the International Space Station. Such patterns can form around high, symmetric peaks when water runoff and erosion is not constrained by the resistance of geologic materials or barriers to flow, leading to essentially even distribution of water runoff channels around the central peak.

While there is no historical record of volcanism at Bazman, and no geologic record of eruptive activity within the past 10,000 years, some fumarolic activity - gas and steam emissions - have been reported, according to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Global Volcanism Program. The summit of the volcano is marked by a well-formed explosion crater, and lava cones formed on the flanks of the main volcano are associated with well-preserved lava flows- a particularly striking example is visible on the north flank of Bazman at image center. Together, these observations and features are suggestive that Bazman may be a dormant, rather than extinct, volcano.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: ISS038  
Roll - Frame: E - 25895
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.1N x 60.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 20140105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 115031   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 236   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 225   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 16   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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