Hawaiian Island Oahu Getting Depleted

Hawaiian Island Oahu Getting Depleted

A group of researchers from Brigham Young University has discovered that mountains in the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu are getting weak within. There are fair chances that the area, which boasts of mountains, will one day be a smooth surface.

Credit for the same shall go to groundwater, which has been attacking the mountain within. Researchers said that the condition of the mountains in next 1.5 million years will be similar to be that of mountains present in Midway.

BYU geologist Steve Nelson said that main objective of their research was to know the impact of climate on mountains and what rate the destruction is going to take place. After assessing the situation, they reached at a conclusion that dissolving rate is much more than what is being carried forward through erosion.

Nelson said that though mountains are made of one type of rock, their dissolving rate differs. It is so because rainfall is quite variable. "Recent work indicates that Oahu is tectonically emerging at 0.060 m/ka. As long as this uplift continues, the net size of the island will slowly increase", said study researchers.

It has been found that Oahu Mountains are second oldest mountains out of six islands of Aloha.


FrenchTribune Specials

AMD launches Opteron A1100 dev kit with 64-bit Chips

Renowned chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced the availability of its much-awaited first 64-bit processor based on ARM technology.

AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based server processors of the company have been made available as part of the chip maker's new Opteron A1100-Series developer kit for server makers.

The ARM...

Most Popular

Window Phone 8.1 Update Leaked

It seems as if the website management team at Microsoft...

Trees are Good for Health

Trees and vegetation play an important role in cleaning...

Schedulers in Black Hills Health were instructed to Change the Waiting Times

An internal audit by the VA has revealed that it has...

EMI Sold to Universal, Sony

Music industry giant group EMI would be divided in to...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: