Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Volcanic Dome Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2681

A volcanic dome landscape is a type of landscape associated with uplifted domes that form when magma moves or flows to the Earth’s surface. There are 4 types of volcanic domes: (1) dome-shaped geological bodies composed of materials from a central eruption; (2) dome-shaped geological bodies consisting mainly of pyroclastic flows, which are called ignimbrite shields in accordance with P. W. Francis; (3) dome-shaped structures caused by upward folding of the overlying rock strata by magma movement; and (4) dome-shaped structures that form by the upward intrusion of magma inside a caldera, which are also called resurgent domes.

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