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cinder cone

[′sin·dər ‚kōn]
(geology)
A conical elevation formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent.
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The growth and erosion of cinder cones in Guatemala and El Salvador: models and statistics.
Cinder cone volcanoes are the most common type of volcano.
Five age classes were named Sunset, O'Neill, Red, Hobble, and Cedar based upon representative cinder cones.
Approximately 40 cinder cones characterize Cima Volcanic Field, where the magma is also of basaltic composition.
Since switching to a dome-architecture seems out of the question at this time, perhaps we should minimize our embarrassment by referring to them as cinder cones.
It is a gigantic classic shield volcano, and the broad landscape of its summit is an alpine desert composed of cinder cones on a lava plateau.
You can hike through lava tubes, cinder cones and ancient rocks, or on Sliding Sands, a challenging 4-mile hike that descends 2,500 feet through a cinder desert to the valley floor.
Cinder cones typically have large bowl-shaped craters.
Discover the desert this spring and explore the panoramas, sand dunes, and cinder cones of the Mojave National Preserve.
CINDER CONES Small, steep volcanoes that tend to erupt ferociously.
5 5 Steep canyons, mesas, buttes, Some variety of cinder cones and drumlins; or vegetation, but only interesting erosional patterns or one or two types.
During Feinstein's performance on the Senate floor, where she illustrated various beauties of the California desert with large color photographs, she seemed at times as if she were selling cinder cones and barrel cactus like so much merchandise on the Home Shopping Network.