Evolution and Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii: petrologic and geochemical constraints on postshield volcanism

F. A. Frey, W. S. Wise, M. O. Garcia, H. West, S. T. Kwon, A. Kennedy

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Abstract

All subaerial lavas at Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii, belong to the postshield stage of volcano construction. This stage formed as the magma supply rate from the mantle decreased. It can be divided into two substages: basaltic (~240-70 ka) and hawaiitic (~66-4 ka). The petrogenetic processes forming the postshield lavas at Mauna Kea and other Hawaiian volcanoes reflect movement of the volcano away from the hotspot. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1300
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume95
Issue numberB2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Palaeontology

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