Tephra vs Stratovolcano - What's the difference?

tephra | stratovolcano |


As nouns the difference between tephra and stratovolcano

is that tephra is tephra, pyroclast while stratovolcano is (vulcanology) a tall conical volcano, composed of layers (or strata) of hardened lava, tephra and ash.

tephra

English

(wikipedia tephra)

Noun

  • (geology) The solid material thrown into the air by a volcanic eruption that settles on the surrounding areas.
  • *2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 126:
  • *:The sky would have darkened with sheer volume of ash, the grapes would have withered upon the vine; misfortune would have fallen with the inexorability of volcanic tephra upon rich and poor alike.
  • *2011 , (Chris Stringer), The Origin of Our Species , Penguin 2012, p. 46:
  • *:Over a five-year research period, RESET is correlating tephras from their volcanic sources to where they fell in deep ocean and lake sediments, and even further into important archaeological sites in Europe, western Asia and North Africa.
  • Derived terms

    * tephrocorrelation

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    stratovolcano

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (vulcanology) A tall conical volcano, composed of layers (or strata) of hardened lava, tephra and ash.