Mauna Loa


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Mauna Lo·a

 (lō′ə)
An active volcano, 4,169 m (13,679 ft) high, on the island of Hawaii south of Mauna Kea.

Mauna Loa

(ˈmaʊnɑː ˈləʊɑː)
n
(Placename) an active volcano in Hawaii, on S central Hawaii island. Height: 4171 m (13 684 ft)

mau•na lo•a

(ˈmaʊ nə ˈloʊ ə, ˈmɔ nə)
n., pl. mauna lo•as.
a vine, Canavalia microcarpa, of the legume family, naturalized in Hawaii, having pink or lavender flowers used in leis.
[after Mauna Loa]

Mau′na Lo′a

(ˈloʊ ə)
n.
an active volcano on the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 13,680 ft. (4170 m).
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Noun1.mauna loa - an active volcano on south central Hawaii IslandMauna Loa - an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island
Hawaii Island, Hawaii - the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
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It extended in between Mauna Koa and Mauna Loa, and it was there I learned to shoot goats and wild cattle.
The mission will take place on the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, at a 2,500 metre altitude, between February 15 and October 14.
Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984 and although its current activity goes up and down, it always remains "above what we consider to be long-term background levels," the (http://www.
Payler, along with five other scientists, lived in total isolation, 8,500 feet above sea level on the barren north slope of the Mauna Loa volcano - chosen because its terrain resembles that of Mars.
Samuel Payler, from the UK Centre for Astrobiology in Edinburgh, and five other researchers entered the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation habitat on Mauna Loa in January.
Samuel Payler, a doctoral candidate at the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, was among five other researchers who entered the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) habitat on Mauna Loa in January to help Nasa determine the requirements for sending astronauts on long missions, including trips to Mars.
A True Princess of Hawaii" is based upon historical events which occurred during the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, involving the actions of Princess Luka.
For example, Mauna Loa contains higher proportions of an igneous rock called pyroxenite, which comes from subducted ocean crust that typically melts at deeper levels than the model suggests.
Recent measurements from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii found that apart from the 25-percent increase in human emissions, the El Nino phenomenon appears to be intensifying the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere, reports Engadget.
The group lived on the Mauna Loa mountain and could go out only wearing spacesuits.
Other consequences resulting from the higher temperatures include the highest concentration to date of greenhouse gases recorded atop Mauna Loa on Hawaii, and a damaging algae bloom spreading from the central California coast to British Columbia in Canada.
Formerly common in semi-dry 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) forest on the south and west slopes of the Mauna Loa and Hualalai volcanos, 'alala began to steadily decline in the late 19th Century.