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November-December 2013

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Letter to the Editor

Ed Darack's article about the Big Island of Hawaii [Island of Hawaii – Pinnacle of the Pacific, by Ed Darack, May/June 2013 issue] was highly enjoyable, and as a former resident of the islands (Kauai), I wanted to add supplemental information.

All volcanoes, both extinct and active, in the Hawaiian islands lie in the path of the prevailing trade winds, which usually blow 10-20 mph, but can occasionally reach 35 mph. 

Jim Barton

Phoenix, Arizona

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