Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An active volcano, 4,172.4 m (13,680 ft) high, of south-central Hawaii Island.

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  • proper n. A volcano in Hawaii, the largest volcano in the world.

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  • n. an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island

Etymologies

Hawaiian mauna ("mountain") + loa ("long") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The so-called Mauna Loa curve shows that between 1959 and 2004, the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere increased from about 317 parts per million (ppm) to 377 ppm.

    Carbon cycle

  • About 10 miles in an air line from Kaunakakai and the same distance from Mr. Cooke's home, on a mountain known as Mauna Loa, is a narrow, sharp ridge extending nearly south and terminating abruptly at the junction of two deep ravines.

    Archeological Investigations Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 76

  • Before you can say "Mauna Loa," he's conked out on your shoulder and speedily producing a lava flow of glistening drool.

    Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide

  • The observatory was built for the special purpose of studying the pit of fire, the risings and fallings of whose lavas bear a relationship toward the volcanism of Mauna Loa which is scientifically important, but which we need not discuss here.

    The Book of the National Parks

  • Concentrations in the atmosphere also show an upward trend - as monitored at stations such as Mauna Loa in Hawaii - but at a lower rate.

    Rocket News

  • "What we found has Olympus Mons soars 15 miles (24 km) above the surface, dwarfing the largest terrestrial volcano, Mauna Loa, which is just 6 miles (9 km) high, including the portion of the volcano that extends underwater to the sea floor. uncovered water ice last year near the Martian North Pole.

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  • Thanks largely to their pioneering and tireless efforts in these areas, this Park remains a world-class biological jewel where people can still experience a mind-bending diversity of unique ecosystems and species such as the charismatic nene goose, hawksbill sea turtle, and Mauna Loa silversword.

    Robert J. Cabin: The Wildfires in Hawaii Are a Loss for Our World

  • Earth Networks, located in Germantown, Md., is working closely with scientists from Scripps, because Scripps deployed the world's first carbon dioxide sensor — in 1958, at the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii.

    Private weather network will monitor greenhouse gases

  • There are two spectacles: one is the Mauna Loa (the largest volcano in the world) and the other is Kilauea.

    Marjorie Hope Rothstein: Escape to Paradise! (With a Sense of Urgency)

  • Here is what Hadley Centre was saying on the on a poster from 2007: "The airborne fraction (AF) [45%] has remained remarkably constant over the last five decades since observations of CO2 began at Mauna Loa ..."

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

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