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Detailed Seamount Information
Raroia Atoll

IndexSMNT-160S-1424W ClassificationIntermediate A5 Atoll
Location15º 59.89' S
142º 19.28' W
Elongation
Irregularity
3.77 ± 0.34
1.17 ± 0.02
Plate Age46.1 - 47.6 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top275 m
Volume5860 km3 Ocean Bottom2685 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Raroia Atoll is located at 15¿ 59.9' S, 142¿ 19.3' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 2410 m high with the top at -275 m and ocean bottom at -2685 m. The seamount is intermediate in size with a volume of 5860 km3. It is very elongated in a northeast, southwest direction with an azimuth of 221¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

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


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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MULTIBEAM RAW DATA FILES  [ 12 FILES ] Click to expand
MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS Click to expand
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