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Lecture 10

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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
EARTHSC 2GG3
Professor
Sergei Basik
Semester
Fall

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Volcanoes Classification Lecture 10 September 27 2013 From size and slopes of volcano can infer magma composition volatile contentType of volcano reflects eruptive style associated hazards risks 1 Shield Volcanoes Shield volcanoes fluidbasaltic lavalow viscositylow volatile content broad and gently sloping sideslargevolumesHotspotsMidoceanic volcanic islands ImageMauna Loa Hawaii 1984Courtesy of USGS In some eruptions basaltic lava pours out from long fissures forming broad plateaus Lava plateaus of this type can be seen in Iceland
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