Gradient Change In Elevation Distance Calculate The Gradient In Ft Mile Of The F

Gradient = change in elevation / distance

Calculate the gradient (in ft/mile) of the following volcanoes to help you determine their type (shield, composite or cinder cone). You will have one of each type. You will need to change your gradient value to a %, divide it by 100 (this will give you a value that is close to the degree measurement for each volcano to help you determine its type).

Mauna Loa (HI)

Starting elevation: 5,000 ft

Summit: 11,400 ft

Distance between points: 10 miles


% slope angle:

Type of volcano: Shield 

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