Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, USA

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located in the central north Pacific, on the south of Hawaii Island, contains two of the world’s most active and accessible volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, where ongoing geological processes are easily observed. It shows the most recent activity in the continuing process of changing the Hawaiian Archipelago. The park is an example of island building through volcanic processes. Volcanic eruptions create a constantly changing landscape in the park, and the lava flows reveal unexpected geological formations. Mauna Loa, measured from the ocean floor, is the greatest volcanic mass on Earth. Rare birds can also be found, and there are forests of giant ferns.


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  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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