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Hotspot Lesson: Samoa - Activity Instructions
Microsoft Word 2003
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High School (Grade 9-12)
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Jamie A. Russell
The Formation of Seamounts
This is the instruction sheet for the Samoa Activity. This document provides the data and equations that will be used to calculate the age of the Samoan islands and seamounts based on their distance from the currently active Vailulu'u volcano (likely location of the Samoan mantle plume).
Use this instructions sheet to calculate the age of the Samoan islands and seamounts after listening to the Samoa Introductory lesson. The ages calculated can be compared to the Samoan Calculated Age Table but remember if you used a plate velocity other than 7 cm/year you calculated ages will be slightly different than those in the table.
Volcano, Seamount, Samoa, Linear age progression, Age
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