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    Volcanoes Help

    Introduction to Volcanoes Suddenly the ground jerks and a roar like a thousand jet engines is heard. The air becomes a searing furnace with smoke and ash raining down from the sky. Is this something from a science fiction novel or “movie magic?” No, ...

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    Volcano Practice Test

    If necessary, review: Volcanoes Help Lahars, Surges, and Pyroclastic Matter ...

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    Lahars, Surges and Pyroclastic Matter Help

    Lahars And Surges Eruptions of snow-capped volcanic mountains with their super-heated ash melt peak snow and ice causing a mudflow of melt water and volcanic ash called a lahar . Lahars are extremely dangerous as they travel and kill ...

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    Lava Help

    Lava When molten rock (magma) rises to the surface and flows out onto the land or into the oceans, it is called lava . After lava cools and hardens, it becomes rock. Figure 11-1 shows the path that magma takes to the surface to become ...

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    Vents, Hot Spots, and Domes Help

    Vents From the deepest levels of the mantle, cracks or openings to the surface from the magma chamber are called volcanic vents . Magma is forced upward through these paths, then ejected as lava or pyroclastic ejecta. A vent located ...

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    Types of Volcanoes Help

    Scoria Cone Volcanoes Scoria cone volcanoes , also called cinder cones , are the most common type of volcano. Reaching heights commonly less than 300 meters, cinder cones make up the smallest type of volcano.

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    Volcanic Craters, Calderas, Gases, and Climate Help

    Craters A bowl-shaped pit or crater is found at the summit of most volcanoes, centered over the vent. During an eruption, the lava blasts or flows out of the vent until the pressure below is released. The lava that is at the tail-end of the ...

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    Volcanic Eruption Signals Help

    Eruption Signals Volcanoes are fairly “iffy.” If we look at all the recorded eruptions over the centuries, we would find that some smoldered for months to years, while others gave no notice at all before belching out with deadly ...

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    Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Mountains Study Guide

    Introduction The key to the workings of earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains is the theory of plate tectonics. Most of the action occurs at the edges of plates, the margins at which they slide, bump, and collide. What causes earthquakes and volcanoes? How are ...

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    Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Mountains Practice Questions

    Review the following concepts: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Mountains Practice Questions 1. Of the different kinds of margins (edges) between plates, which kind is usually of ...

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