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Cha7 Science terms

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jagged chunks of lava formed by rapid cooling lava
composite cone
steep slopped volcano with alternating layer
cinder cone
steep slopped volcano deposits of solid fragments from a volcano
caldera
large basin shapped depression formed when an explosion destroys a volcano
fissure
crack in rock surface through which lava flows
pyroclastics
(aka) tephra,all fragments ejected from a volcano
shield cone
volcanic deposist of hardened lava w/ a broad base and gentle slopes
pahoehoe
solidified mafic lava with wrinkled surface
volcanism
any activity that includes the movement of magma toward or onto the earths surface
hot spot
area of volcanos with lithospheric plates

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