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strat·o·vol·ca·no

 (străt′ō-vŏl-kā′nō, strā′tō-)
n. pl. strat·o·vol·ca·nos
A volcano composed of steep, alternating layers of lava and pyroclastic material, such as ash. Also called composite volcano.

stratovolcano

(ˌstrætəʊvɒlˈkeɪnəʊ)
n, pl -noes or -nos
(Physical Geography) a cone-shaped volcano containing layers of lava and ash
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Mayon is quite special because it is our most active volcano and like many stratovolcanos, its activity is quite difficult to predict,' said Ma.
A tephrastratigraphic sequence of andesitic stratovolcanos of the Central Volcanic Range reveals the following units from top to bottom: Barva Formation 'Qv1'--fisural lava flows of basaltic-andesitic composition, lahares and volcanic avalanches--(Marshall 2000), Glowing Avalanche or Rio Tiribi Formation 'Qv3'--ignimbite, ash, bomb, pumice (Alvarado et.
The subduction of the Nazca oceanic plate beneath the northwestern margin of continental South America is responsible for the generation of Plio-Quaternary line of stratovolcanos and associated belt of magmatism along the Northern Volcanic Zone province of Colombia (NVZ of Bourdon et al.
The resultant stratovolcanos, built from layers of erupted ash and lava, tend to be large, steep-sided, symmetrical cones.
The program will be designed to evaluate known, unassessed, large gold-bearing epithermal veins and lodes associated with stratovolcanos, calderas and high level porphyry intrusions of Tietiary age.