A Gravity Survey of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii

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1965-07
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Krivoy, Harold L.
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University of Hawai'i Press
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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.
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Krivoy HL. 1965. A gravity survey of the island of Niihau, Hawaii. Pac Sci 19(3): 359-360.
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