Hawaian island chain hotspot Potassium-Argon ages
K-Ar Ages (millions of years) and distances (km) from Kilauea
along the trend of the chain of Hawaian volcanic islands and
other seamounts that are believed to have been created by a
moving "hot spot". The age of Kilauea is given as 0-0.4 Ma.
A data frame with 36 observations on the following 6 variables.
Distance in kilometers
K-Ar age in millions of years
Standard error of estimate?
Data source; see information on web site below.
For details of the way that errors werre calculated, refer to the
original papers. See also the comments under
In general, errors do not account for geological uncertainty.
plot(age ~ distance, data=hotspots)
abline(lm(age ~ distance, data=hotspots))
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.