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Rainier Volcano, USA

Rainier Volcano, USA, Volcano photo


Rainier Volcano, USA

Stratovolcanoes, also known as composite volcanoes, are built up by accumulated layers of lava flows and fragmental material from explosive eruptions.

Glacier-clad Mount Rainier, seen here from the NW, is the most prominent stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.

Most eruptions originate from a central conduit, which produces the common conical profile of stratovolcanoes, but flank eruptions also occur.

Both isolated stratovolcanoes like Mount Rainier and compound volcanoes formed by overlapping cones are common.

PHOTO SOURCE: Lee Siebert 1983, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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