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 ...
Composite volcanoes are constructed from multiple eruptions, sometimes
recurring over hundreds of thousands of years, sometimes over a few hundred.
A composite volcano forms tall, conical shaped mountains in subduction zones.
There are 452 of these volcanoes around the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Jan 3, 2011 ... Geologists generally group volcanoes into four main kinds--cinder cones,
composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and lava domes.
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 ...
The most majestic of the volcanoes are composite volcanoes, also known as
strato-volcanoes. Unlike the shield volcanoes which are flat and broad,
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 ...
Feb 20, 2013 ... Stratovolcanoes are also called composite volcanoes because they are ... They
are often found at the summit of shield volcanoes such as the ...
Composite volcanoes, sometimes known as strato volcanoes, ... Composite
volcanoes are usually found at destructive plate margins.