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Title: A Gravity Survey of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii 
Author: Krivoy, Harold L.
Date: 1965-07
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Krivoy HL. 1965. A gravity survey of the island of Niihau, Hawaii. Pac Sci 19(3): 359-360.
Abstract: Gravity data collected on Niihau support geologic evidence that the
island is an erosional remnant of a dead shield volcano whose center of volcanism
was just east of the present Niihau highlands. Bathymetric and gravity evidence
offer clues to a genetic link between Niihau and west Kauai; onshore gravity suggests
a continuous Bouguer high connecting the two regions. This link would be
in accord with ocean-bottom topography, which shows a prominent ridge rising
above sea level at Niihau and at Kaula Rock to the west.
ISSN: 0030-8870

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