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Erosion and Subsidence of Hawaiian Islands and Seamounts
File Name m00025.img.511.erosion.hawaii.jpg
Data Type diagram
Computer Program Adobe Illustrator CS2
File Size 225.00 KB - 2 files [ jpg,pdf ]
Expert Level Middle School (Grade 6-8)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Hawaii Center of Volcanism, SOEST
Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
This diagram shows the variations of subsidence and erosion of the Hawaiian Islands and Emperor Seamounts. From this diagram it is evident that as an island is carried by the overriding plate farther from the hotspot they begin to subside and eventually are completely submerged. Volcanoes become submerged after years of erosion and weathering processes as well as variations in sea level.
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