Geology Assignment on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Geology Assignment on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • HW3: Hawai’i
    • Who was the first geologist to recognize that the ages of the Hawaiian Islands become younger towards the southeast? What evidence did he present for his argument?
    • What are tumuli?
    • Explain what is meant by the “alkalic cap stage” in the evolution of a Hawaiian volcano, and how does this development affects volcanic activity?
    • When and what was the magnitude of the most severe earthquake that occurred on Hawai’i in historic time? Describe the damage.
    • What is a phreatomagmatic explosion? What is the difference between a phreatomagmatic explosion and a phreatic explosion?
    • Who or what is “GLORIA,” and what does she/it do? What did GLORIA discovered about Hawai’i?
    • Go to the National Parks website: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm and summarize the present state of volcanic activity on Hawai’i.

     

    HW3: Hawai’i

    • Who was the first geologist to recognize that the ages of the Hawaiian Islands become younger towards the southeast? What evidence did he present for his argument?
    • What are tumuli?
    • Explain what is meant by the “alkalic cap stage” in the evolution of a Hawaiian volcano, and how does this development affect volcanic activity?
    • When and what was the magnitude of the most severe earthquake that occurred on Hawai’i in historic time? Describe the damage.
    • What is a phreatomagmatic explosion? What is the difference between a phreatomagmatic explosion and a phreatic explosion?
    • Who or what is “GLORIA,” and what does she/it do? What did GLORIA discovered about Hawai’i?
    • Go to the National Parks website: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm and summarize the present state of volcanic activity on Hawai’i.