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Composite Volcanoes, Stratovolcanoes, and Subduction-Zone Volcanoes (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This resource defines and describes composite volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, subduction-zone volcanoes and composite cones. The information is from different sources and therefore the site gives a broad picture of these forms. The shape of the volcano is described as a function of the type and frequency of eruption and its proximity to plate boundaries.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The maps, graphics, images, and text found on our website, unless stated otherwise, are within the Public Domain. You may download and use them. Credit back to the USGS (United States Geological Survey)/Cascades Volcano Observatory is appreciated. If any material is referenced , Image courtesy of ... or Information courtesy of ..., etc., then please contact that source for permission for use
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-603
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Cascades Volcano Observatory