cinder cone

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cinder cone

n.
A steep, conical hill consisting of glassy volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent.
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Craters encompasses everything from volcanic splatter cones, cinder cones, and lava bombs to sagebrush steppe and the steep foothills of the Pioneer Mountains.
The volcanic field includes over 600 Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene volcanic vents, volcanoes, cinder cones, and their associated sheet deposits and lava flows (Tanaka et al.
But there's also much smaller ones - cinder cones that are a couple of hundred feet high, but they can erupt a lot of lava.
So visitors routinely climb the switchbacking road to the summit, pause briefly at an observation deck - peering out over the moonscape and the cinder cones of Ka Luu o ka Oo, Kamaolii and Puu o Maui - and beat it back down the mountain to a lounge chair, a mai tai and an ocean view.
Its slopes are an angular patchwork of snowfields, lava-strewn plains, basalt pinnacles, and looming cinder cones.
Napau: For hikers, this is a challenging all-day trip that takes you over hardened lava flows and through the rainforest while you awe over the lava trees, cinder cones and wildlife.
Approximately 40 cinder cones characterize Cima Volcanic Field, where the magma is also of basaltic composition.
It is a gigantic classic shield volcano, and the broad landscape of its summit is an alpine desert composed of cinder cones on a lava plateau.
You can hike through lava tubes, cinder cones and ancient rocks, or on Sliding Sands, a challenging 4-mile hike that descends 2,500 feet through a cinder desert to the valley floor.
Cinder cones typically have large bowl-shaped craters.
CINDER CONES Small, steep volcanoes that tend to erupt ferociously.
5 5 Steep canyons, mesas, buttes, Some variety of cinder cones and drumlins; or vegetation, but only interesting erosional patterns or one or two types.