Definition: Lava Dome

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Lava Dome

Lava domes, also known as volcanic domes, are bulbous mounds formed via the slow eruption of viscous lava from a volcano. They are commonly encountered in the craters or on the flanks of large stratovolcanoes.[2]

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Volcanic Dome

  1. John Watson. Principal Types of Volcanoes [Internet]. 2011. U.S. Geological Survey. [updated 2011/01/03;cited 2013/12/24]. Available from:
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