Maar

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_223-1

Definition

Explosive hydrovolcanic crater formed above dykes and involve water in the bedrock (Mege and Masson 1996).

Category

Synonyms

Description

Maars are volcanic crater-form structures with a low raised rim and a broad, shallow crater with a floor below the level of the surrounding surface (Rittman 1962) (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Impact Crater Scoria Cone Cinder Cone Magmatic Material Accretionary Lapillus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA