Mauna Loa Revealed: Structure, Composition, History, and Hazards

Mauna Loa Revealed: Structure, Composition, History, and Hazards

Editor(s): J.M. Rhodes, J.P. Lockwood

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900490

Online ISBN: 9781118664339

DOI: 10.1029/GM092

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 92.

Mauna Loa is a volcano of superlatives: it is the largest active volcano on Earth and among the most productive. This volume serves to place on record the current state of our knowledge concerning Mauna Loa at the beginning of the Decade Volcano Project. The scope is broad, encompassing the geologic and exploratory history of the volcano, an overview of its submarine geology, its structure, petrologic and geochemical characteristics, and what Mauna Loa has to tell us about the Hawaiian mantle plume; it covers also remote sensing methods and the use of gravity, seismic and deformational studies for eruption monitoring and forecasting, hazards associated with the volcano, and even the importance of a changing volcanic landscape with a wide spectrum of climate zones as an ecological laboratory.

We have made a deliberate effort to present a comprehensive spectrum of current Mauna Loa research by building on a December 1993 symposium at the AGU Fall Meeting that considered (1) what is currently known about Mauna Loa, (2) critical problems that need to be addressed, and (3) the technical means to solve these problems, and by soliciting contributions that were not part of the symposium. We encouraged authors to consider how their papers relate to others in the volume through crossreferencing. The intent was that this monograph should be a book about Mauna Loa rather than a collection of disparate papers.

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    2. Remote Sensing of Mauna Loa (pages 145–170)

      Anne B. Kahle, Michael J. Abrams, Elsa A. Abbott, Peter J. Mouginis-Mark and Vincent J. Realmuto

    3. Recent Inflation and Flank Movement of Mauna Loa Volcano (pages 199–205)

      Asta Miklius, Michael Lisowski, Paul T. Delaney, Roger P. Denlinger, John J. Dvorak, Arnold T. Okamura and Maurice K. Sakol

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