stratovolcano


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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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It is the most perfectly formed cone and is an active stratovolcano.
Eruptions at the stratovolcano sent an ash cloud 12,600ft above sea level.
vn=373030) stratovolcano is part of a larger volcanic system in the central part of the country and has a crater that descends almost half a mile below the surface, hidden underneath the VatnajAaAaAeA kull glacier.
About 25 million people live within 62 miles (100 kilometers) of the crater of the 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) stratovolcano.
It is a so-called stratovolcano, with a classic-looking cone built up by many layers of lava and ash.
One of the most striking maps produced for the Institute at the time was the above image showing just how immense the stratovolcano really is, especially in relation to the nearby cities of Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata (shown to the south and southwest above).
Mount Erciyes (Turkish: Erciyes Day-y; derived from the ancient Greek name [sz]-eIu[eth][eth][sz]Au[eth]AIe Argaeos; Latinized as Argaeus by the ancient Romans) is a massive stratovolcano located 25 km (16 mi) to the south of Kayseri in Turkey.
The most prospective of them are Durkov in Mesozoic carbonate underlier, Trebisov in Neogene formations and Besa-Cicarovce in a buried stratovolcano.
The Area covers 80 rivers, flowing down the 1800m stratovolcano.
Which is why we found ourselves on two trips up this stratovolcano, which last erupted in 1909.
The hot spot had built one giant, Fuji-like stratovolcano, maybe 15,000 feet high, which today would be the tallest peak in the non-Alaska United States, except that the volcano had collapsed and left a ring of peaks, today called the San Francisco Peaks, the tallest of which is 12,633 feet.