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Title Characteristics of Hawaiian volcanoes / edited by Michael P. Poland, Taeko Jane Takahashi, and Claire M. Landowski.

Publication Info. Reston, Virginia : U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  I 19.16:1801    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 427 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Professional paper ; 1801
U.S. Geological Survey professional paper ; 1801.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on February 2, 2015).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 420 -427).
Contents 1. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: A Natural Laboratory for Studying Basaltic Volcanism / Robert I. Tilling, James P. Kauahikaua, Steven R. Brantley, and Christina A. Neal-- 2. The Evolution of Seismic Monitoring Systems at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory / Paul G. Okubo, Jennifer S. Nakata, and Robert Y. Koyanagi -- 3. Growth and Degradation of Hawaiian Volcanoes / David A. Clague and David R. Sherrod -- 4. Instability of Hawaiian Volcanoes / Roger P. Denlinger and Julia K. Morgan -- 5. Magma Supply, Storage, and Transport at Shield-Stage Hawaiian Volcanoes / Michael P. Poland, Asta Miklius, and Emily K. Montgomery-Brown -- 6. Petrologic Insights into Basaltic Volcanism at Historically Active Hawaiian Volcanoes / Rosalind T. Helz, David A. Clague, Thomas W. Sisson, and Carl R. Thornber -- 7. One Hundred Volatile Years of Volcanic Gas Studies at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory / A. Jeff Sutton and Tamar Elias -- 8. The Dynamics of Hawaiian-Style Eruptions: A Century of Study / Margaret T. Mangan, Katharine V. Cashman, and Donald A. Swanson -- 9. A Century of Studying Effusive Eruptions in Hawai'i / Katharine V. Cashman and Margaret T. Mangan -- 10. Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in Hawai'i / James P. Kauahikaua and Robert I. Tilling.
Summary Founded in 1912 at the edge of the caldera of Kilauea Volcano, HVO was the vision of Thomas A. Jaggar, Jr., a geologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose studies of natural disasters around the world had convinced him that systematic, continuous observations of seismic and volcanic activity were needed to better understand--and potentially predict--earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Jaggar summarized the aim of HVO by stating that "the work should be humanitarian" and have the goals of developing "prediction and methods of protecting life and property on the basis of sound scientific achievement." These goals align well with those of the USGS, whose mission is to serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage natural resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. "Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes" establishes a benchmark for the current understanding of volcanism in Hawai'i, and the articles herein build upon the elegant and pioneering work of Jaggar and many other USGS and academic scientists. Each chapter synthesizes the lessons learned about a specific aspect of volcanism in Hawai'i, based largely on continuous observation of eruptive activity (like that occurring now at Kilauea Volcano) and on systematic research into volcanic and earthquake processes during HVO's first 100 years. Researchers and students interested in basaltic volcanism should find the volume to be a valuable starting point for future investigations of Hawaiian volcanoes and an important reference for decades to come, as well as an informative and entertaining read.
Subject Hawaiian Volcano Observatory -- History.
Geological Survey (U.S.) -- History.
Geological Survey (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00547115
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. (OCoLC)fst00572880
Volcanoes -- Hawaii.
Volcanoes. (OCoLC)fst01168844
Hawaii. (OCoLC)fst01208724
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Poland, Michael P., editor.
Takahashi, Taeko Jane, 1941- editor.
Landowski, Claire M., editor.
Geological Survey (U.S.), issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0624 (online)
Sudoc No. I 19.16:1801

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