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Pahoehoe is the most common lave for a composite volcano

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What kind of volcanoes are there?

There are four main types of volcanoes. These include shield volcanoes, cinder cones, composite volcanoes, and lava domes.


Do shield or composite or cinder cone or caldera volcanoes have alternate layers of ash and lava?

Composite VolcanoesComposite Volcanoes. Composite volcanoes are tall, cone shaped mountains in which alternate layers of lava alternate with layers of ash. This happens when smooth lava flows alternate with explosive eruptions of lava fragments.


What are four landforms created from lava and ash?

Shield volcanoes Cinder cone volcanoes Composite volcanoes Lava plateaus


Compare shield volcanoes to composite volcanoes?

composite and sheild volcanoes are both formed by lava flows and their hights are in the thousands.


Why are composite volcanoes called composite volcanoes?

They are called composite volcanoes because they are composed of a variety of materials including lava flows, ash, and pumice.



What kind of mafic lava do composite volcanoes have?

Composite volcanoes usually do not erupt mafic material. Intermediate material is the most common. The mafic material they do erupt is usually basalt.


Is composite volcano made of entirely running lava?

Shield Volcanoes are made out of running lava. Not composite.


Are composite volcanoes predominantly erupting with lava flows?

No. Composite volcanoes erupt mostly ash and pumice.


Why is it that pahoehoe and AA lava are more frequent in shield volcanoes than in composite volcanoes?

Aa and pahoehoe lavas are both basaltic in composition. The lava from composite volcanoes is likely to be granitic.



What is the type of lava in the composite volcanoes?

Composite volcanoes can contain a wide variety of magma ranging from basaltic to rhyolitic. Andesitic magma is the most common type in composite volcanoes.


Where do composite volcanoes form?

Composite volcanoes form from both explosive eruptions and phyroclastic material and quieter flows of lava.


How is hawaiian lava different from composite cone lava?

Compared with the lava in composite volcanoes, hawaiian lava has a slow silica content, is runny, and erupts at a higher temperature.


What is the consistency of lava in the composite volcanoes?

Composite volcanoes are found on destructive plate margins , where the oceanic crust sinks beneath the continental crust. Composite volcanoes have the following characteristics: Acidic lava, which is very viscous (sticky). Steep sides as the lava doesn't flow very far before it solidifies


What do composite volcanoes look like?

Composite volcanoes, also called strato volcanoes, are cone shapes formed by alternating layers of lava and rock fragments. This is the reason they are called composite.


What kind of lava comes out of a composite volcano mafic or felsic?

Composite volcanoes can erupt both mafic and felsic material, but intermediate material is the most common.




Is there basaltic or granitic lava in composite volcanoes?

Most composite volcanoes are comprised of Andesitic lava. Andesetic lava has an intermediate silica content compared to granitic with a high silica content and basaltic with a low silica content.


How do composite volcanoes affect people?

The ash and cinders erupted can bury entire villages and kill many people. The lava from composite volcanoes generally does not kill people because most lava from composite volcanoes is highly viscous lava moves slowly enough for people to move out of the way of the lava flow. However, it does destroy crops and the force of the lava can knock entire buildings down.


What are landforms from lava and ash?

Lava Plateaus Cinder Cone, Composite, Strato, and Shield volcanoes.


What kind of lava do shield volcanoes have?

Shield volcanoes generally erupt basaltic lava.


What are six landforms from lava and ash?

I only know four they are shield volcanoes, composite volcanoes, and lava plateaus thats all I know


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