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Lava Field/Plain (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 117

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Lava Field/Plain


Description
Definition A relatively well-defined area that is covered by lava flows. These can be found either along the coast or in deeper water. Terrain in lava fields can be rough and broken or it can be relatively smooth; the terrain can also include vent structures (e.g., small cinder cones or spatter cones), surface flow structures (e.g., pressure ridges or tumuli), and small, intermittent areas covered with pyroclastics.