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 ...
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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...
Feb 20, 2013 ... A volcano is an opening in Earth's crust where magma breaks through, ...
volcanoes on the sides of stratovolcanoes or shield volcanoes.
The main Hawaiian Islands are the tops of giant undersea shield volcanoes that
formed at the Hawaiian hotspot, which is presently under the southeast portion ...
Watch BBC video clips full of facts about spectacular shield volcanoes. The
largest volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, is a shield volcano.
Volcanoes have many shapes and sizes, but the following three types are most
important: stratovolcanoes, shields, and supervolcanoes. Use the Dynamic map ...