Access to Akutan is provided by Grant Aviation. Akutan’s land-based airport, located on Akun Island, began operating in the fall of 2012. The marine link, a helicopter, transports passengers from Akun Island to Akutan , located about 7 miles away.
Akutan volcano is one of the most active stratovolcanoes of the Aleutian arc. The volcano has a 2-km-wide caldera with an active intracaldera cone.
Today the population of Adak is just over 300 permanent residents, but the rich military history isn’t gone. In fact, relics from the past can be found just about everywhere you look.
The Three Sisters volcanoes , all rising above 3000 meters, form the most prominent landmarks of the central Oregon Cascades. All three volcanoes ceased erupting during the Pleistocene, but flank vents of South Sister on the left and North Sister on the right have erupted in the past few thousand years.
Stratovolcanoes can be tall and cone shaped, and are formed by a series of eruptions; some with lava, and some with mostly ash. Stratovolcano . Mt Redoubt from the Cook Inlet. Cinder Cone Volcano . Cinder Cones are the simplest of all of these volcanoes. Shield Volcano.
Mount Cleveland is an almost symmetrical andesite stratovolcano in the Islands of Four Mountains, a volcanic group in the Aleutian Arc. Like all stratovolcanoes, Mount Cleveland grew as explosive eruptions, effusive eruptions, and lahars built it layer by layer into a convex shape.
Attu (Aleut: Atan, Russian: Атту) is an island in the Near Islands (part of the Aleutian Islands chain). It is the westernmost point of the U.S. state of Alaska. The island became uninhabited in 2010, making it the largest uninhabited island in the United States.
Harsh winds and cold temperatures make Adak Island an inhospitable land, however it has been home to Aleut peoples since ancient times. Although the town of Adak was incorporated with the former base, many structures were left abandoned .
Diameter: East to west, 2,400 miles; north to south , 1,420 miles. Coastline: 6,640 miles, point to point; as measured on the most detailed maps available, including islands, Alaska has 33,904 miles of shoreline.