Intermediate Volcano (Venus)

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_200-1

Definition

Volcanic feature defined in terms of size that could be found distributed across the Venusian volcanic plains.

Category

A type of Volcano (Venus)

Description

Centers of volcanic activity between 20 and 100 km in diameter (Head et al. 1992).

Subtypes

Based on summit morphology, López ( 2011) distinguished Shield Volcanoes (Fig. 1e), tholi (domical features) (Fig. 1c), flat-topped volcanoes (Fig. 1d), and Steep Sided Domes (Fig. 1a).

Keywords

Volcanic Edifice Average Number Density Volcanic Feature Plain Material Summit Caldera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Área de GeologíaUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain