shield volcano


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shield volcano

[′shēld väl‚kā·nō]
(geology)
A broad, low volcano shaped like a flattened dome and built of basaltic lava. Also known as basaltic dome; lava dome.
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The good news for the people living near a shield volcano is that they are much less dangerous than other types of volcanoes.
FIGURE 5 A variety of radar-bright lava flows radiate from the summit area down the flanks of a shield volcano on Venus.
Non-explosive shield volcano eruptions rarely result in human deaths but lava flows, the most common type of volcanic hazard (e.
Big nit': I'm not the only one who has observed the rise of the buildings of the Mauna Kea Astronomy Education Center, and the question being asked is, "How is it that the buildings represent pyroclastic cones such as those of the Pacific Rim if our astronomic facilities are established on a shield volcano, one among three?
It sits in the Modoc National Forest in northeast California on the cratered edge of the largest shield volcano in the United States.
Emperor is an epithermal gold deposit on the western margin of the caldera of the Tavua shield volcano, the largest of at least six major shield volcanoes on the island of Viti Levu.
It is a massive, mainly snow-covered shield volcano which is the highest and most imposing of the five volcanic mountains that comprise the Executive Committee Range of Marie Byrd Land.
The team analyzed images from 36 spacecraft passes over a region surrounding Maat Mons, a giant shield volcano that scientists think erupted 10 to 20 million years ago.
San Juan volcano can be interpreted as an old shield volcano, probably of the same age as Pre-Cosiguina.
A crater lake at the summit of a basalt shield volcano on the island of Aoba in Vanuatu has undergone a startling colour change--switching from emerald green to dark red.
The lava of a shield volcano forms basalt--a black rock made from hardened magma.