Meaning stratovolcano
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stratovolcano


A volcano that is composed of alternating layers of lava and pyroclastic material, along with abundant dikes and sills. Viscous, intermediate lava may flow from a central vent. Example: Mt. Fuji in Japan.
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stratovolcano


coined in German (von Seebach, 1866), from strato- + volcano. So called for its layered structure.
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steep volcano made of hardened lava, rock, and ash. Also known as a composite volcano.
Source: nationalgeographic.org

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A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material. Also called "Composite" volcanoes. Common at convergent boundaries. Excellent examples in the U.S. include Mt. St. Hel [..]
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A steep-sided volcano built by lava flows and tephra deposits. (Also called composite volcano.)
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a volcano composed of interlayered lava flows and pyroclastic deposits (i.e., erupted rock fragments). They are typically andesite volcanoes, and look like inverted cones (such as Ngauruhoe and Tarana [..]
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A relatively long-lived volcano built up of both lava
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A relatively long-lived volcano built up of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.
Source: geomaps.wr.usgs.gov

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A volcano with a composite cone, formed by layers of lava and pyroclastics. Most large continental volcanoes are this type. Examples include Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.
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a volcano composed of alternating layers of volcanic ash, lava, and rocks ejected by previous eruptions. Stratovolcanoes are typically steep-sloped and conical.
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(vulcanology) A tall conical volcano, composed of layers (or strata) of hardened lava, tephra and ash.
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