Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Mapping Program
Pioneer Seamount

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Pioneer Seamount is 11.0±0.1 million years old, and is nearly equidimensional with width and length of about 12.8 kilometers. It rises about 1930 meters above the surrounding seafloor to a minimum water depth of 820 meters. It has a volume of about 135 km3. Samples recovered from Pioneer are alkalic basalt, hawaiite, and mugearite. Like samples from Davidson Seamount, all samples are highly vesicular.

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Pioneer Seamount data—20 meter grid cell size
(geographic coordinates)

Grid Sun Illuminated Image Acoustic Reflectivity Image
at 1/2 grid cell size
grids\PioneerA.asc.gz
grids\PioneerA.asc.gz
geoTIFFS\sunshade\PioneerA.tif
geoTIFFS\sunshade\PioneerA.tif
geoTIFFS\backscatter\PioneerA.tif
geoTIFFS\backscatter\PioneerA.tif.gz
Index Map Axial Volcano Gorda Ridge Cleft Segment Taney Seamounts
Guide, Gumdrop, Pioneer Seamounts Mendocino Fracture Zone President Jackson Seamount Davidson Seamount Vance Seamounts

Last updated:Oct. 02, 2013