Hawaii—Volcanic Island Beauty
Lecture no. 24 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders
Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The Hawaiian Islands are part of the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain, which stretches 3,600 miles across the western Pacific Ocean. This feature is mostly straight, except for a curious sharp bend. Investigate the origin of the chain and the special qualities of its easternmost element: the big island of Hawaii.