Harrat Al Birk, Saudi Arabia
April 18, 2004
Dark-colored volcanic cones sprout from an ancient lava field known as Harrat Al Birk along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastline. Many such lava fields dot the Arabian Peninsula and range in age from 2 million to 30 million years old. This image was acquired by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor. Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series.
Topics: Volcanic fields, Landsat 7, Thematic Mapper, Harrat Ash Shamah, Harrat Rahat, Landsat program, Saudi Arabia