A steam plume from Ulawun is clearly visible on this satellite image
|Elevation||2,334 m (7,657 ft)|
|Location||West New Britain, Papua New Guinea|
Ulawun is a volcano situated on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, about 130 km southwest of Rabaul. In topography a summit is a point on a surface which is higher in Elevation than all points immediately adjacent to West New Britain is a province of Papua New Guinea on the islands of New Britain. Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Mountains can be characterized in several ways Some mountains are Volcanoes and can be characterized by the type of lava and eruptive history A stratovolcano, also called a composite volcano is a tall conical Volcano composed of many layers of hardened Lava, Tephra, and Volcanic Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the This article discusses the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province Papua New Guinea. It is the highest mountain in the Bismarck Archipelago, and one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean and part of Papua New Guinea. The first recorded eruption of Ulawun was by William Dampier in 1700. William Dampier ( 5 September 1651 (baptised &ndash March 1715 was an English Buccaneer, sea captain Author and scientific observer Several thousand people live near the volcano.
The last few years have seen almost constant activity at Ulawun, with frequent small explosions.
Volcanoes in Papua New Guinea are some of the world's most prolific sources of sulphur dioxide. Recent studies have shown that Ulawun releases about 7 kg/s of SO2, which is about 2% of the global total of SO2 emissions into the atmosphere.