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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02769

Stratovolcanoes, also referred to as composite volcanoes, are constructed of sequential layers of resistant lava flows and fragmented rock produced by explosive eruptions. An aerial view of the glacially dissected SW flank of Mount Rainier shows the layered interior of a stratovolcano. Photo by Dan Dzurisin, 1982 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Stratovolcanoes, also referred to as composite volcanoes, are constructed of sequential layers of resistant lava flows and fragmented rock produced by explosive eruptions. An aerial view of the glacially dissected SW flank of Mount Rainier shows the layered interior of a stratovolcano.

Photo by Dan Dzurisin, 1982 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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Keywords: stratovolcano | stratigraphy


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