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hawaii oahu volcano
2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

Hawaiian Mountains Could One Day Be Extinct
2012-12-21 16:03:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One day, Hawaiian mountains on the island of Oahu could be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying stretch of land, according to new research. Scientists wrote in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta that Oahu´s Koolau and Waianae mountains are dissolving from within. “We tried to figure out how fast the island is going away and what the influence of climate is on that rate,” Brigham Young...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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