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Mountains can be characterized in several ways. Some mountains are volcanoes and can be characterized by the type of lava and eruptive history. Other mountains are shaped by glacial processes and can be characterized by their shape. Finally, many mountains can be characterized by the type of rock they are composed of. Lyskamm in the Pennine Alps (4,527 m) A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Volcano 1. ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity and undergoes internal deformation. ...

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Types of volcanoes

Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Cinder Cone is a cinder cone volcano in Lassen Volcanic National Park. ... Headline text mjkoktophkopjbpkhlkl;b;kophkkm nmhkljmlk ,. .nkljophmrl;kl thyklt[rjhm hmkkh hkkhh hgmkksyku yukklukeywtklkl;jhet4jyiorjweiogjeri hthjpyoppjyopjjyu6=07=0-pklgfhkljku888-=98mhkjkdghkphjs ... Cryovolcanoes are pseudo-volcanoes believed to be present on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. ... A fissure vent is a linear volcanic vent through which lava erupts, usually without any explosive activity. ... One of the Mono Craters, an example of a rhyolite dome. ... Monogenetic volcanic fields are areas of scattered volcanic vents; so that roughly speaking a monogenetic field is a type of volcano. ... The term mud volcano or mud dome is used to refer to formations created by geologically excreted liquids and gases, although there are several different processes which may cause such activity. ... We dont have an article called Pyroclastic cone Start this article Search for Pyroclastic cone in. ... Pyroclastic shields also known as Terrestrial ignimbrite shields, are a uncommon type of shield volcano. ... Shield volcano Mauna Kea, a shield volcano, on the Island of Hawai‘i with a light dusting of snow. ... Stratovolcano Mount St. ... A subglacial volcano is a volcanic form produced by eruptions beneath a glacier or beneath the surface of a lake within a glacier. ... Submarine volcanoes and volcanic vents are common features on certain zones of the ocean floor. ... A summa volcano is a volcanic caldera that has been partially filled by a new central cone. ... A volcanic field is a spot of the earths crust that is prone to localized volcanic activity. ...

Types of glacial mountains

The Garden Wall, an arête in Glacier National Park (U.S.) An arête is a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock which is typically formed when two glaciers erode parallel U-shaped valleys. ... A glacial horn (or, if unambiguous from context, simply a horn) is a mountain formed by glacial erosion. ... A tuya is a flat-topped, steep-sided volcano, which has been built up on the surface of a plateau. ...

Types of rock

Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ... Quartzite, a form of metamorphic rock, from the Museum of Geology at University of Tartu collection. ... Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...

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Some mountains are volcanoes and can be characterized by the type of lava and eruptive history.
Other mountains are shaped by glacial processes and can be characterized by their shape.
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