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A Gravity Survey of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii

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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.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 19, Number 3, 1965

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