Volcanoes and Fold Mountains

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Give examples of how volcanoes can be monitored.
Spider robots, seismographs,tiltmetres,satellites and observation.
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How can you identify a shield volcano?
Has: runny lava, not steep sided, wide base and gentle eruptions.
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Where are composite volcanoes found?
At destructive plate boundaries.
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Give an example of a fold mountain range.
The Andes, South America.
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What are fold mountains used for?
Mining,farming,hydro-electric power and tourism.
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Define 'terraces'.
Terraces are steps cut into hillsides to create areas of flat land, commonly used for farming.
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Name a supervolcano.
Yellowstone supervolcano, Wyoming.
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What is a caldera?
The depression of the supervolcano marking the collapse of the magma chamber.
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How are volcanoes and supervolcanoes different?
Supervolcanoes do not have a main vent and do not have the identifiable standard volcano shape.
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Give an example of an effect of a supervolcanic eruption.
87,000 deaths
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How can you identify a shield volcano?

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Where are composite volcanoes found?

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Give an example of a fold mountain range.

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What are fold mountains used for?

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