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 are the largest volcanoes on Earth that actually look like
volcanoes (i.e. not counting flood basalt flows). The Hawaiian shield volcanoes
Shield Volcano Facts. A shield volcano resembles the appearance of a Hawaiian
warrior's shield in that they have a low-angle profile.
Shield volcanoes contrast with stratovolcanoes both in origin and morphology.
Their name derives from their low-angle profile, which resembles the personal ...
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 ...
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...
Watch BBC video clips full of facts about spectacular shield volcanoes. The
largest volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, is a shield volcano.
Unlike the composite volcanoes which are tall and thin, shield volcanoes are tall
and broad, with flat, rounded shapes. The Hawaiian volcanoes exemplify the ...
Apr 18, 2009 ... Educational video covering shield volcanoes. ... When Earth Erupts-Shield
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Feb 20, 2013 ... They may occur as single volcanoes or as secondary volcanoes on the sides of
stratovolcanoes or shield volcanoes. Airborne fragments of lava ...