Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/10761

A Gravity Survey of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii

File Size Format  
vol19n3-359-360.pdf 856.2 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:A Gravity Survey of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii
Authors:Krivoy, Harold L.
Date Issued:Jul 1965
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.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/10761
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 19, Number 3, 1965


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.