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Exploring Hawaiian volcanism

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1002/2013EO07

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Abstract

In 1912 the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) was established by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Thomas A. Jaggar Jr. on the island of Hawaii. Driven by the devastation he observed while investigating the volcanic disasters of 1902 at Montagne Pelée in the Caribbean, Jaggar conducted a worldwide search and decided that Hawai‘i provided an excellent natural laboratory for systematic study of earthquake and volcano processes toward better understanding of seismic and volcanic hazards. In the 100 years since HVO’s founding, surveillance and investigation of Hawaiian volcanoes have spurred advances in volcano and seismic monitoring techniques, extended scientists’ understanding of eruptive activity and processes, and contributed to development of global theories about hot spots and mantle plumes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Exploring Hawaiian volcanism
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1002/2013EO07
Volume
94
Issue:
7
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s):
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
72
Last page:
72
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i