Pali Dome

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Pali Dome
Mount Cayley volcanic field NASA.png
Mount Cayley volcanic field
Highest point
Listing List of volcanoes in Canada
List of Cascade volcanoes
Coordinates 50°8′13″N 123°18′25″W / 50.13694°N 123.30694°W / 50.13694; -123.30694
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Pacific Ranges
Mountain type Subglacial volcano
Volcanic arc/belt Canadian Cascade Arc
Garibaldi Volcanic Belt
Last eruption Pleistocene/Holocene

Pali Dome is a subglacial volcano in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Mount Cayley volcanic field and its elevation is 2,250 m (7,380 ft).[1] For the past 2 million years, the Mount Cayley volcanic field has had interactions between ice and lava which have created some unique landforms and an in-ice drainage system.[2]"Pali" comes from the Hawaiian word that means cliff or steep hill, while dome refers to the lava dome, which is when doughy lava flows from a volcanic vent which is usually rounded and flat on top.[3]

One of the last known eruptions of the Pali Dome was over 10,000 years ago.[4]

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  1. ^ "Pali Dome- Climbing, Hiking, & Mountaineering". Mountain Forecast. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Graham D. M., Lucy Porritt, and J. K. Russell. "Quaternary Subglacial And Explosive Volcanism In The Canadian Cascade Arc (Sea-To-Sky Corridor), British Columbia." GSA Field Guide 38.(2014): 125-167. GeoRef. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.
  3. ^ "Volcano Glossary". Midju. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes: Pali Dome East". Natural Resources Canada. 2009-03-10. Archived from the original on 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 

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