Map of Misti Volcano (Satelite Map of Nasa by zonu.com) Volcanoes, mountains, and deeply entrenched river valleys appear in this near-vertical photograph of the Arequipa region of southern Peru. The large, multipeaked, snow-capped volcanic structure ascending more than 19 870 feet (6055 meters) above sea level (center of the photograph) is Nevada de Chachani, directly north of which is the large caldera of an unidentified volcano. Southeast of Nevada de Chachani and across the Chili River valley stands El Misti Volcano, a dormant volcano that last erupted in 1870. El Misti (usually snow-capped, but not in this photograph), a cone volcano widely recognized in the Inca religion, has provided inspiration for Peruvian legends and poetry. El Misti rises 19 098 feet (5825 meters) above sea level. Arequipa, one of Peru’s larger cities with a population of more than 100 000, sits along the western flank at the foot of El Misti. The city is located on a narrow plain and provides goods and services to southern Peru and northern Chile. Chief exports of this region are leather goods, textiles, foodstuffs, and wool.
Map of Ampato Volcano (Satelite Map of Nasa by zonu.com) The Andes Mountains region of South America is known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Thousands of volcanoes are scattered throughout the 4500-mile (7200-kilometer) length of the Andes from Panama to the southern tip of Chile (Tierra del Fuego). This photograph shows two major snowcapped volcanoes in the Arequipa Department of southern Peru. Southernmost Ampato Volcano rises more than 20 700 feet (6310 meters) above sea level. A vent developed on the northeast side of Ampato Volcano where a flank eruption occurred, as evidenced by the extensive, darker lava flow, which is almost always indicative of more recent flows. Many of the volcanoes exhibit the pronounced, classic, radial drainage pattern. The deeply shadowed canyon northwest of Ampato Volcano is part of the Colca River Valley, whose river eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean. Most of the rivers flowing through this part of Peru are short and flow intermittently. This mountainous region is part of the Western Cordillera where the climate is extremely arid, with most areas receiving less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of precipitation annually; therefore, vegetation is sparse. In 1995 was descovered Juanita mommy (Maiden Inca girld) by Johan Reinhard (Amercian Archaelogy), She were at the top of this volcano.
Map of Coropuna & Solimana Volcanoes (Satelite Map of Nasa by zonu.com) This image shows two magnificent, snow-covered stratovolcanoes located in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru. Just to the left of center lies the 21080 foot (6419 meters) Coropuna Volcano. To the west (above) sits Solimana with at an altitude of 20069 feet (6121 meters). Both have been dormant for the past 100,000 years. To the west (top center and top left of the image) is the deep canyon of the Colohuasi River, which merges with the Ocona River (upper left). As the Andes have continued to rise, these rivers, which flow into the Pacific Ocean, have kept pace by eroding deep canyons and valleys.
Map of Lake Titicaca (Satelite Map of Nasa by zonu.com) Located in the high plateau of the Andes Mountains at roughly 12500 feet (3700 meters) above sea level, between Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca (large dark feature at center). The lake is divided by a north-south boundary that partitions the northwest section of the lake to Peru and the southeast section to Bolivia. Climatically, this section of the Altiplano is classified as semi-desert. Most of the precipitation that falls comes with the summer rains. This moisture, or recharge of freshwater into Lake Titicaca, is supplemented by melting snow and ice from the Andes Mountains. This image graphically shows the impact that the Andes Mountains has on the local climate (cloud covered eastern slopes of the Andes versus cloud free conditions on the Altiplano).
Map of Nazca Lines Area (Satelite Map of Nasa by zonu.com) This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image, cropped from a full scene, covers an area of 14 x 18 km. ASTER, an instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite, acquired the image on December 22, 2000. Visible and infrared spectral bands were combined to create a simulated true-color image. The Nasca Lines are located in the Pampa region of Peru, the desolate plain of the Peruvian coast 400 km south of Lima. The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920's. Passengers reported seeing 'primitive landing strips' on the ground below. The Lines were made by removing the iron-oxide coated pebbles which cover the surface of the desert. When the gravel is removed, they contrast with the light color underneath. In this way the lines were drawn as furrows of a lighter color. On the Pampa, south of the Nasca Lines, archaeologists have now uncovered the lost city of the line-builders, Cahuachi. It was built nearly 2,000 years ago and mysteriously abandoned 500 years later.
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