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Shield volcano - Wikipedia

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A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid magma flows. They are named for their large size and low profile, resembling a warrior's  ...

Shield Volcanoes | Volcano World | Oregon State University

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Shield volcanoes are the largest volcanoes on Earth that actually look like volcanoes (i.e. not counting flood basalt flows). The Hawaiian shield volcanoes are ...

Shield Volcano - Earth Facts and Information

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Shield Volcano Facts. A shield volcano resembles the appearance of a Hawaiian warrior's shield in that they have a low-angle profile.

How do shield volcanoes erupt? | Reference.com

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Shield volcanoes usually erupt with splattering liquid lava that fountains out and has little explosive potential. This forms some of the largest volcanoes on Earth ...

How Are Shield Volcanoes Formed? - Universe Today

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Shield volcanoes are some of the largest volcanoes in the world. For example, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii are examples of shield ...

What is a Shield Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Examples - Video ...

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A shield volcano is an impressive thing. By volume and area, these giants are the biggest volcanoes on earth - but the largest one known is...

Shield Volcanoes - Global Volcanism Program | Educational ...

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Shield volcanoes contrast with stratovolcanoes both in origin and morphology. Their name derives from their low-angle profile, which resembles the personal ...

Shield Volcanoes - Stockton University

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Shield Volcanoes - Windows to the Universe

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Unlike the composite volcanoes which are tall and thin, shield volcanoes are tall and broad, with flat, rounded shapes. The Hawaiian volcanoes exemplify the ...

Shield Volcanoes - Extreme Science

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Shield volcanoes are the more quiescent, lumbering giants of the volcano world. Although these types of volcanoes are not small by any means, the eruptions ...

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Shield volcano - Science Daily

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A shield volcano is a wide volcano with shallowly-sloping sides. Shield volcanoes are formed by lava flows of low viscosity - lava that flows easily. Consequently ...

How Volcanoes Work - shield volcanoes

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Shield volcanoes are broad, low-profile features with basal diameters that vary from a few kilometers to over 100 kilometers (e.g., the Mauna Loa volcano, ...

shield volcano | geology | Britannica.com

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Their name derives from their similarity in shape to a warrior's shield lying face up . Shield volcanoes are usually composed of basalt. Small shield volcanoes ...