Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Mapping Program

Loihi Survey

The Loihi Seamount survey covers the summit and rift zones, but not the steep flanks of the volcano. Lower resolution surveys of the entire seamount are presented by Fornari et al. (1988) and Moore and Chadwick (1995). The new data show that there are few cones, none of which are flat-topped, on Loihi’s rift zones compared to the rifts of the other surveyed volcanoes. 

The 1996 collapse pit in the southwestern part of the summit platform (1996 Loihi Science Team, 1997; Davis and Clague, 1998) is clearly seen, as are the two older collapse pits. The 1996 pit, with a volume of about 0.17 cubic kilometers, probably formed in response to magma withdrawal to feed an eruption down the south rift zone (Davis and Clague, 1998), although the eruption site has not yet been located.

Survey Detail

loihimap.jpg (250967 bytes)

Data locations listed below, or click on name to download.

MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. Data are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement.

(Grid Cell Size)
Grid Sun Illuminated Image Acoustic Reflectivity Image
(at 1/2 grid cell size)
loihia 30meters grids\loihia.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\loihia.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\loihia.tif
loihib 20meters grids\loihib.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\loihib.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\loihib.tif
papaua 20meters grids\papaua.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\papaua.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\papaua.tif
pun2loha 30meters grids\pun2loha.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\pun2loha.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\pun2loha.tif
pun2lohb 30meters grids\pun2lohb.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\pun2lohb.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\pun2lohb.tif
pun2lohc 30meters grids\pun2lohc.asc.gz geoTIFFS\sunshade\pun2lohc.tif geoTIFFS\backscatter\pun2lohc.tif

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Map view 1

Map view 2

Oblique view 1

Oblique view 2

Oblique view 3

Oblique view 4


Index Map Haleakala Hilo Kohala Loihi Mahukona  Moloka`i  Ni`ihau  Papa`u Puna Ridge

Last updated: Oct. 02, 2013