This view of Apollinaris Patera, shows
characteristics of an explosive origin and an effusive origin. Incised valleys in most of
the flanks of Apollinaris Patera indicates ash deposits and an explosive origin. On the
west side (left), landslides that have shaped its surface also indicate ash deposits.
Towards the south flank, a large fan of material flowed out of the volcano. This indicates
an effusive origin. Perhaps during its early development Apollinaris Patera had an
explosive origin with effusive eruptions taking place later on.
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