Probing the Deep Earth: Seeking the Source of Hawaiian Volcanoes - Perspectives on Ocean Science

Probing the Deep Earth: Seeking the Source of Hawaiian Volcanoes - Perspectives on Ocean Science

First Aired: 12/9/2009

Length: 54 minutes


Discovering the origins of volcanic activity.
 
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The Hawaiian volcanoes are a classic example of the unique type of volcanic activity that occurs in the interior, rather than at the edges, of the earth’s tectonic plates. Learn how Scripps geophysicist Gabi Laske and her colleagues are seeking to find and image the plume that gives rise to this spectacular chain of volcanoes.
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