Consider the following landforms:

  1. Scoria cone
  2. Yardang
  3. Craters

Which of the above is/are volcanic landform(s)?

Answer: [C] 1 & 3 Only

Scoria cone also known as cinder cone is a volcanic landform. It is formed by a steep conical hill of loose pyroclastic fragments, such as volcanic clinkers, cinders, volcanic ash. A yardang is a rock structure that has been carved by the dual action of wind erosion and wind turbulence. When the vent of a volcano is blocked by solidified lava, the pressure of gases in the interior may blow up the summit of the volcanic cone thereby making a large depression called a caldera.

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