Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Types of Volcanoes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2627

Volcanoes can be classified according to the mode of eruption, form of the deposits and internal structures, such as lava flows, pyroclastic cones, lava domes, lava spikes, parasitic volcanoes, maar volcanoes, lava platforms, shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, calderas, volcanic slag cones, layered volcanoes and broken volcanoes.

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