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Types of volcanoes (1) Shield volcanoes - broad gentle slopes  Mauna Loa, Hawaii ~9 km high
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Types of volcanoes (1) Shield volcanoes - succession of low viscosity basalt flows - long lava flows, lava fountains,  non-explosive
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(2) Cinder cones - built from ejected lava fragments - slopes of 30-40° (angle of repose) - typically <~300 m high - short life span Cerro Negro, Nicaragua (1968)
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Paricutin (Mexico)
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(3) Stratovolcanoes or composite cones - built from alternating lava flows and pyroclastic flow deposits - intermediate in size
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course GLY 1000 taught by Professor Vogl during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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