Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lava Plateau Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1374

This is a platform-like landscape of volcanic lava. Basalt has a low viscosity, and when it flows from a crater, the flows overlap to form a flat lava landscape. Pingding Mountain in Xilinhaote, Inner Mongolia, is a typical example.

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