Composite volcanoes, also known as stratovolcanoes, are formed by the gradual deposition of alternating layers of volcanic lava and ash. When volcanoes erupt, emitting lava that flows very slowly, the lava cools and hard... More »

Famous composite volcanoes include Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen in California, Mount Hood in Oregon, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Mount Pinatubo in th... More »

Some facts about composite volcanoes include the fact that some of the best-known mountains around the world are composite volcanoes. This list includes Mount Fuji in Japan, Mount Hood in Oregon and Mount St. Helens and ... More »

Composite volcanoes, one of the two main types of volcanoes along with shield volcanoes, are composed of alternating layers of lava and ash or other volcanic debris. These volcanoes are usually cone shaped with steep sid... More »

Composite volcanoes, also known as stratovolcanoes, typically have a conical shape with steep sides and a central vent leading up to a crater at the summit. Stratovolcanoes have a symmetrical appearance because alternati... More »

Steep-sided volcanoes, or stratovolcanoes, are primarily made from multiple layers of cinders and ash that were laid down during past eruptions. According to Oregon State University, stratovolcanoes are distinct from shi... More » Science Earth Science Volcanoes

Landforms created by lava include shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes or composite volcanoes, lava domes and flood basalts, according to Tulane University. Although primarily caused by lava, stratovolcanoes also contain vo... More »