Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group

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Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group
Nutapukaushipe or Nutaku Kamushupe
Daisetsu0001.jpg
A view from Biei town
Highest point
Peak Mount Asahi
Elevation 2,290 m (7,510 ft)
Coordinates 43°39′N 142°51′E / 43.650°N 142.850°E / 43.650; 142.850Coordinates: 43°39′N 142°51′E / 43.650°N 142.850°E / 43.650; 142.850
Naming
Etymology big snowy mountains
Native name 大雪山系 Daisetsu-zankei
Geography
Country Japan
State Hokkaidō
Region Kamikawa subprefecture
Biome alpine climate
Geology
Orogeny island arc
Period Quaternary
Type of rock volcanic

The Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group (大雪山系 Daisetsu-zankei?, also called Taisetsu-zan) is a volcanic group of peaks arranged around the 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide Ohachi-Daira (御鉢平 Ohachi-daira?) caldera in Hokkaidō, Japan. In the Ainu language it is known as Nutapukaushipe[1] or Nutaku Kamushupe.[2] These peaks are the highest in Hokkaidō. The group lends its name to the Daisetsuzan National Park in which the volcanic group is located.

Geography[edit]

The volcanic group lies at the north end of the Daisetsu-Tokachi graben[2] on the Kurile arc of the Pacific ring of fire. The volcanic zone makes itself known through a number of fumaroles and natural hot springs.

List of mountains by height[edit]

The following peaks make up the volcanic group:

Name Height Type
Mount Asahi (旭岳 Asahi-dake?) 2,290 metres (7,510 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Hokuchin (北鎮岳 Hokuchin-dake?) 2,244 metres (7,362 ft) lava dome
Mount Hakuun (白雲岳 Hakuun-dake?) 2,230.0 metres (7,316.3 ft) lava dome
Mount Kuma (熊ヶ岳, Kuma-ga-dake?) 2,210 metres (7,250 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Pippu (比布岳 Pippu-dake?) 2,197 metres (7,208 ft) volcanic
Mount Mamiya (間宮岳 Mamiya-dake?) 2,185 metres (7,169 ft) caldera rim
Mount Koizumi (小泉岳 Koizumi-dake?) 2,158 metres (7,080 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Hokkai (北海岳 Hokkai-dake?) 2,149 metres (7,051 ft) caldera rim
Mount Nokogiri (鋸岳 Nokogiri-dake?) 2,142 metres (7,028 ft) volcanic
Mount Matsuda (松田岳 Matsuda-dake?) 2,136 metres (7,008 ft) caldera rim
Mount Ryōun (凌雲岳 Ryōun-dake?) 2,125 metres (6,972 ft) lava dome
Mount Naka (中岳 Naka-dake?) 2,113 metres (6,932 ft) caldera rim
Mount Aibetsu (愛別岳 Aibetsu-dake?) 2,112.7 metres (6,931 ft) volcanic
Mount Aka (赤岳 Aka-dake?) 2,078.5 metres (6,819 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Eboshi (烏帽子岳 Eboshi-dake?) 2,072 metres (6,798 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Goshiki (五色岳 Goshiki-dake?) 2,038 metres (6,686 ft) -
Mount Midori (緑岳 Midori-dake?) 2,019.9 metres (6,627 ft) -
Mount Kuro (黒岳 Kuro-dake?) 1,984.3 metres (6,510 ft) lava dome
Mount Nagayama (水山岳 Nagayama-dake?) 1,978 metres (6,490 ft) stratovolcano
Mount Keigetsu (桂月岳 Keigetsu-dake?) 1,938 metres (6,358 ft) lava dome

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographical Survey Institute website (Japanese), last access 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Global Volcanism Program - Daisetsu". Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2008-07-01.