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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05204

This view, across the Copper River to the SE, shows Mount Sanford (left) and Mount Wrangell (right). The dissected Sanford shield volcano has a broad, rounded top that is surrounded by steep-walled glacial cirques. Most of the volcano formed during the Pleistocene. Eruptive activity at Wrangell has continued into historical time. Photo by Donald Richter (Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey).

This view, across the Copper River to the SE, shows Mount Sanford (left) and Mount Wrangell (right). The dissected Sanford shield volcano has a broad, rounded top that is surrounded by steep-walled glacial cirques. Most of the volcano formed during the Pleistocene. Eruptive activity at Wrangell has continued into historical time.

Photo by Donald Richter (Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey).

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Keywords: shield volcano | stratovolcano


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