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Shield Volcanoes
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Different Volcano Types -- Flood Basalt, Shield Volcano, Cinder Cone, Stratovolcano, Lava Dome, Caldera
-- Modified from: Allen, 1975

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Profile of shield volcano vs. composite volcano -- Mauna Loa, Hawaii, vs. Mount Rainier, Washington
-- Modified from: Tilling, Heliker, and Wright, 1987

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09/02/08, Lyn Topinka