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Digital database of the geologic map of the island of Hawai'i [Hawaii]

Data Series 144

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Abstract

This online publication (DS 144) provides the digital database for the printed map by Edward W. Wolfe and Jean Morris (I-2524-A; 1996). This digital database contains all the information used to publish U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-2524-A (available only in paper form; see http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/i/i2524A). The database contains the distribution and relationships of volcanic and surficial-sedimentary deposits on the island of Hawai‘i. This dataset represents the geologic history for the five volcanoes that comprise the Island of Hawai'i. The volcanoes are Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea.

This database of the geologic map contributes to understanding the geologic history of the Island of Hawai‘i and provides the basis for understanding long-term volcanic processes in an intra-plate ocean island volcanic system. In addition the database also serves as a basis for producing volcanic hazards assessment for the island of Hawai‘i. Furthermore it serves as a base layer to be used for interdisciplinary research.

This online publication consists of a digital database of the geologic map, an explanatory pamphlet, description of map units, correlation of map units diagram, and images for plotting. Geologic mapping was compiled at a scale of 1:100,000 for the entire mapping area. The geologic mapping was compiled as a digital geologic database in ArcInfo GIS format.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Digital database of the geologic map of the island of Hawai'i [Hawaii]
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
144
Edition:
Supplement to I-2524A
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
18 p. pamphlet; 1 map sheet; data files
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i
Scale:
1
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y