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Detailed Seamount Information
Faaite Atoll

IndexSMNT-167S-1452W ClassificationSmall A3 Atoll
Location16º 43.36' S
145º 12.68' W
Elongation
Irregularity
2.01 ± 0.09
0.89 ± 0.03
Plate Age53.5 - 55.0 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top0 m
Volume1354 km3 Ocean Bottom1925 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Faaite Atoll is located at 16¿ 43.4' S, 145¿ 12.7' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1925 m high with the top at sealevel and ocean bottom at -1925 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 1353 km3. It is moderately elongated in a east, west direction with an azimuth of 93¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

Faaite Atoll -- Multibeam data merged with predicted satellite bathymetry
Faaite Atoll -- Multibeam bathymetry
Faaite Atoll -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
Faaite 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  [ 15 FILES ] Click to expand
MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS Click to expand
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