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Mauna Loa(Encyclopedia)Mauna Loa mou´n l´ [key], volcano, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the S central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the largest active volcano in the world. Its seve...
Loa(Encyclopedia)Loa l´ä [key], longest river of Chile, 275 mi (443 km) long, flowing S from the Andes, N Chile, then W and N through the Atacama Desert, before turning W to the Pacific Ocean. It is not navigable ...
Hawaii(Encyclopedia)Hawaii, island (1990 pop. 120,217), 4,037 sq mi (10,456 sq km), largest and southernmost island of the state of Hawaii and coextensive with Hawaii co.; known as the Big Island. Geologically the younge...
Hilo(Encyclopedia)Hilo h´l [key], city (1990 pop. 37,808), seat of Hawaii co., on Hilo Bay of Hawaii island; settled by missionaries c.1822, inc. as a city 1911. The second largest city in the state, a port of ent...
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park(Encyclopedia)Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 209,695 acres (84,926 hectares), on Hawaii island, Hawaii; est. 1916. The park contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world—Kilauea with its fiery pit crate...
Mauna Kea(Encyclopedia)Mauna Kea mou´n k´ [key], dormant volcano, 13,796 ft (4,205 m) high, in the south central part of the island of Hawaii. It is the loftiest peak in the Hawaiian Islands and the highest island m...
Keeling, Charles David(Encyclopedia)Keeling, Charles David, 1928–2005, U.S. geochemist, b. Scranton, Pa., Ph.D. Northwestern Univ., 1954. As a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology (1953–56), he developed a s...
Kilauea(Encyclopedia)Kilauea k´läw´ [key], volcano and caldera, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) deep, central Hawaii island, Hawaii, on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One of the largest...
Mauna Kea Observatories(Encyclopedia)Mauna Kea Observatoriesmou´n k´, astronomical observatory complex located on Mauna Kea peak, the white mountain on the island of Hawaii, at an altitude of more than 13,600 ft (4,145 m). Becaus...
California Institute of Technology(Encyclopedia)California Institute of Technology, at Pasadena, Calif.; originally for men, became coeducational in 1970; founded 1891 as Throop Polytechnic Institute; called Throop College of Technology, 1913–20....
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