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Ellison, JC (2010) Other pacific islands. In: Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1455-1462. ISBN 9781402086380

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Abstract

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 Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer
Page Range: pp. 1455-1462
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 03:54
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:15
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10516
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