Tarso Tôh

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  • 21.33°N
  • 16.33°E

  • 2000 m
    6560 ft

  • 225009
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Tarso Tôh. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Geze B, Hudeley H, Vincent P, Wacrenier P, 1959. Les volcacans du Tibesti (Sahara du Tchard). Bull Volc, 22: 135-172.

Permenter J L, Oppenheimer C, 2007. Volcanoes of the Tibesti massif (Chad, northern Africa). Bull Volc, 69: 609-626.

Vincent P M, 1963. Les volcans Tertiares et Quaternaires de Tibesti occidental et central (Sahara du Tchad). Mem Bur Recherche Geol Min, 23: 1-307.

Vincent P M, 1992. . (pers. comm.).

The Tarso Tôh Pleistocene-to-Holocene volcanic field in the NW part of the Tibesti Range of Chad contains 150 scoria cones and two maars. Basaltic lava flows of the Tarso Tôh volcanic field fill valleys and plains over an area of 80 km in an E-W direction and 20-30 km in a N-S direction in the arid Tibesti Range north of the more well-known Tarso Toussidé volcano. The flows were erupted over a basement of Precambrian schists on the east and Paleozoic sandstones on the west. Sediments within the Begour maar were radiocarbon dated at 8300 +/- 300 years (Hagedorn and Jakel, 1969).