Physics Girl

The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian Islands

Season 2 Episode 17 | 8m 32s

Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a magnetic bar code across the Pacific Ocean? Host Dianna Cowern chatted with geologist Noah Randolph-Flagg from UC Berkeley while hiking on the island of Kauai.

Aired: 03/16/17

Rating: NR

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