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Other Pacific Islands


Ellison, JC, Other Pacific Islands, Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms, Springer, Bird, EFC (ed), Netherlands, pp. 1455-1462. ISBN 9781402086380 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]


The divergent plate boundary of the East Pacific Rise lies to the east of the region and is the formative source of the Pacific tectonic plate. In moving to the WNW, the plate passes over a number of hot spots causing the eastern Pacific volcanic island chains of Hawaii, Pitcairn, French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands, and island chains further to the west such as the Samoas are also volcanic hotspot remnants.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Ellison, JC (Associate Professor Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:86645
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-10-07
Last Modified:2013-10-07

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