"The 10 chapters that make up this volume treat in detail various aspects of Hawaiian volcanism, from the evolution of the volcanoes that make up the island chain to the dynamics of effusive and explosive eruptions. This book is not intended to supersede 'Volcanism in Hawaii'--the magnificent 62-chapter dual-volume USGS Professional Paper 1350, which was produced in conjunction with HVO's 75th anniversary in 1987. Instead, 'Characteristics of Hawaiian Volcanoes' provides new perspectives on important aspects of basaltic volcanism by synthesizing past studies with insights from recent data and modeling, with the ultimate goal of developing new models of basaltic volcanism in Hawai'i and elsewhere. Our hope is that these contributions will update the foundation of understanding for Hawaiian volcanism, serving as a starting point for researchers as well as providing ideas and stimuli for new avenues of scientific investigation."
Professional Paper 1801
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