composite volcano

A generally steep sided volcano composed of a mixture of lava flows, pyroclastic deposits, and volcaniclastic sedimentary deposits. Composite volcanoes commonly have increasing slopes toward their summits since they generally have mainly lava flows and sedimentary deposits near their base and pyroclastic (tephra) deposits near their summits.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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