A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano built up
by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash.
Jul 19, 1998 ... Mayon Volcano, a beautifully symmetrical but dangerous composite volcano on
Luzon Island, Philippines. A volcano is a mound, hill or ...
There are two main types of volcanoes: shield and composite. Shield volcanoes
are usually found in the middle of tectonic plates. Islands like Hawai'i are good ...
Jan 3, 2011 ... Geologists generally group volcanoes into four main kinds--cinder cones,
composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and lava domes.
The most majestic of the volcanoes are composite volcanoes, also known as
strato-volcanoes. Unlike the shield volcanoes which are flat and broad,
Geologists have identified 3 major types of volcanoes. There's the shield volcano,
formed from low viscosity lava that can flow long distances. There are c.
A composite volcano forms tall, conical shaped mountains in subduction zones.
There are 452 of these volcanoes around the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Composite cone volcanoes are grand sites and can grow to heights of 8,000 feet
or more. Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, which are both found in ...
Most composite volcanoes are found in chains that occur along convergent plate
boundaries, where an ocean tectonic plate is sliding underneath a continental ...
Composite volcanoes, also known as stratovolcanoes, typically have a conical
shape with steep sides and a central vent leading up to a crater at the summit.