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VOLCANIC CRATER [1 record]

Record 1 2008-08-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Vulcanology and Seismology
DEF

A basinlike, rimmed structure that is usually at the summit of a volcanic cone.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Volcanologie et sismologie
DEF

Évasement de la cheminée, en forme d'entonnoir, au sommet ou sur les flancs d'un cône volcanique.

OBS

cratère de volcan. [...] Ainsi appelé à cause de la forme de son ouverture en entonnoir par laquelle sont émis les laves ou les gaz.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Vulcanología y sismología
DEF

Depresión en la cual se abre la chimenea de un volcán y se constituye la boca de éste.

CONT

El cráter suele adoptar la forma de un cono invertido excavado por las erupciones en la parte superior del edificio volcánico.

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