seamount chain

seamount chain

[′sē‚mau̇nt ‚chān]
(geology)
Several seamounts in a line with bases separated by a relatively flat sea floor.
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Gravity anomalies and flexure of the lithosphere along the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, Geophys.
The abrupt stop probably caused the roughly 120-degree kink in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain as Earth's crust moved westward over the plume, they conclude.
These islands are the visible peaks of a chain of seamounts and volcanoes known as the Easter-Salas y Gomez Seamount Chain (e.
The seafloor of the northeastern Pacific Ocean is typical of most oceanic regions in that it features three different kinds of volcanic edifices that produce primarily basaltic volcanic rocks and their intrusive equivalents: mid-ocean ridges, where new oceanic crust is produced; near-ridge seamounts, which form adjacent to mid-ocean ridges but are not part of the mid-ocean ridge system itself; and intraplate seamounts that form well away from plate boundaries, such as the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain (Fig.
More than 80 undersea volcanoes and a multitude of islands are dotted along the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain like pearls on a necklace.
The six islands of Hawai'i--Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Maul and the Big Island--represent the youngest volcanoes of this Hawai'ian Ridge-Emperor Seamount Chain, with the Big Island the newest of all.
Joban Seamount Chain, 36[degrees]40, 144[degrees]35 (Undersea)
The New England Seamount chain off the USA's northeast coast has even been shown to affect the flow of the Gulf Stream.
The geology of the Wrangellia terrane is consistent with an accreted hotspot-generated seamount chain.
Cobb was formed near the Juan de Fuca Ridge as part of the Cobb-Eickelberg Seamount chain (Davis and Karsten, 1986).
In 1965, Japanese coral fishermen discovered a huge bed of commercial pink coral at about 400-m depth on the Milwaukee Banks in the Emperor Seamount Chain north of Midway Island near the northwesternmost end of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Brown, left the port of Woods Hole, MA last week to begin what will be a 17-day expedition to explore the New England Seamount Chain.