Friday, March 25, 2016

Word of the day: maar

The word of the day is maar:
  1. a circular volcanic landform resulting from explosive ash eruptions.

"All around St. Michael was an extensive volcanic field, with more than fifty cones, craters, and maar lakes pocking the surrounding tundra."

 - Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of the Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

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