Shield Volcanoes - Universe Today
[/caption] Shield volcanoes are large volcanoes with gently sloping sides. In fact, the largest volcanoes on Earth (and even the Solar System) are shield volcanoes. They form when lava flows of low viscosity build up over long periods of time, creating volcanoes with huge internal volume. The best known shield volcanoes are ones that make … Continue reading "Shield Volcanoes"