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Satellite observations of new volcanic island in Tonga

Show simple item record Vaughan, R. Greg Abrams, Michael J. Hook, Simon J. Pieri, David C. 2008-09-19T15:13:27Z 2008-09-19T15:13:27Z 2007-01-23
dc.identifier.citation Eos, Vol. 88, No. 4, 23 January 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-3926
dc.description.abstract A rising volcanic plume from an unknown source was observed on 9–11 August 2006 in the Vava’u Island group in the northernmost islands of Tonga [Matangi News Online, 2006]. On 12 August, the crew on board the yacht Maiken, sailing west from Vava’u to Fiji, encountered “a vast, many miles wide, belt of densely packed pumice” floating on the water (F. Fransson personal communication, 2006). Later, the crew sailed south and discovered that the source of the pumice was a newly erupting submarine volcano near Home Reef (18.991ºS, 174.767ºW). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.subject volcanos en_US
dc.subject eruptions en_US
dc.subject Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) en_US
dc.subject submarine volcano en_US
dc.title Satellite observations of new volcanic island in Tonga en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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