Figure 3.16 includes three sketches of the Hawaiian Islands. (a) What is the origin of the islands? They are volcanoes
Answer to relevant QuestionsRefer to Fig. 3.16. What is the viscosity and composition of the lavas which formed Hawaii?What are the two main types of weathering?How might the big rounded granite “boulders” in Fig. 4.3 have formed? (Clue: They have been formed at this site and have not been carried here by ice, water, or humans.)Explain hydrolysis.Why are the best clay minerals, and hence the best soils, formed in temperate climates?
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