Shield Field (Venus)
Enhanced concentrations of small volcanoes distributed over a quasi-circular region from 100 to 150 km in diameter (Aubele 2009) containing 10–100 s of 1–20 km-sized and 100–500 m-high small volcanoes on Venus (Aubele and Slyuta 1990). In addition to shield-type volcanoes, shield fields may also include steep side domes and scalloped margin domes (Ernst and Desnoyers 2004). The density of vents in a shield field may be more than 10,000 vents/106 km (Aubele 1994, 2009), almost double as in shield plains.
Simple: scattered edifices with no apparent connection with the surrounding plain or other volcanic features; no associated flows are...
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