Berukoff, S. J.. University of Hawaii-Manoa REU, email@example.com
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TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS OF MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGE ON LOIHI SEAMOUNT, HAWAII
Loihi is an active submarine volcano, the youngest in the progression of volcanoes in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain. Recent seismic activity significantly altered the physiography of the seamount as a whole and of the summit, in particular. Despite an assemblage of data and its corresponding interpretation, many regions of the seamount lack adequate description; hence, we attempted to resolve these discrepancies by compiling available sonar data sets. Following a quantitative analytical approach of Fox et al. (1992), we determined significant bathymetric differences on Loihi, and in doing so, began the development of a method more widely applicable than that of the Fox group. The compilation of existing data sets and their comparison highlights problems encountered during analysis of bathymetric data, suggesting the need for the development of new methods.
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 3
Location: Sweeney Center