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VolcanoStudyGuide

1. Describethecharacteristicsofastratovolcanoorcompositevolcano.Whattypeof magmadoesithave?

2. Describethecharacteristicsofashieldvolcano.Whattypeofmagmadoesithave?

3. Describethecharacteristicsofacinderconevolcano.Whattypeofmagmadoesit have?

4. Whatdoestheexplosivenessofavolcanodependupon?

5. Whatisviscosity?Namealiquidthathasahighviscosityandalowviscosity.

6. ____________magmahasahighviscosityandahighamountofsilica.

7. _______________lavahasalowviscosityandalowamountofsilica. 8. Describewhatpyroclastsare.

9. Explainwhycompositevolcanoesoftenhavesteepslopesandexplosiveeruptions.

10. Explainwhyshieldvolcanoesoftenhavegentlysteepingslopesandlessexplosive eruptions.