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Detailed Seamount Information
Kaukura Atoll

IndexSMNT-158S-1467W ClassificationSmall A2 Atoll
Location15º 40.39' S
146º 43.39' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.65 ± 0.03
1.20 ± 0.16
Plate Age60.1 - 62.3 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top0 m
Volume1464 km3 Ocean Bottom805 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Kaukura Atoll is located at 15¿ 40.4' S, 146¿ 43.4' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 805 m high with the top at sealevel and ocean bottom at -805 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 1463 km3. It is slightly elongated in a southeast, northwest direction with an azimuth of 110¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

Kaukura Atoll -- Multibeam data merged with predicted satellite bathymetry
Kaukura Atoll -- Multibeam bathymetry
Kaukura Atoll -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
Kaukura Atoll -- Residual bathymetry


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
GRID FILES  [ 4 SEAMOUNT FILES AND 2 REGIONAL FILES ] Click to expand
MULTIBEAM RAW DATA FILES  [ 16 FILES ] Click to expand
MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS Click to expand
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