Dictionary of Geotourism

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Volcanic Edifice

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2684

This is a general term for various geologic elements associated with volcanoes. It generally refers to the volcanic conduit and the associated deposits and structures, such as the craters, vents, deposits and intrusive domes. Craters and vents are the basic elements of a volcanic edifice.

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