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Detailed Seamount Information
Niau Atoll

IndexSMNT-162S-1464W ClassificationVery Small C1 Atoll
Location16º 10.31' S
146º 22.01' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.18 ± 0.02
1.45 ± 0.08
Plate Age56.8 - 59.3 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top0 m
Volume405 km3 Ocean Bottom1190 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Niau Atoll is located at 16¿ 10.3' S, 146¿ 22' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1190 m high with the top at sealevel and the ocean bottom at -1190 m. The seamount is very small with a volume of 404 km3. It relatively round with little elongation an azimuth of approximately 172¿. The edges of the seamount are moderately irregular.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

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


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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