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Satellite Observations of New Volcanic Island in TongaA 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 (18.991 deg S, 174.767 deg W).
Document ID
20080044773
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Vaughan, R. Greg (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abrams, Michael J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hook, Simon J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pieri, David C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 23, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Eos
Volume: 88
Issue: 4
Subject Category
Geophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
submarine volcano
volcanos
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
eruptions