Tag: geology and geophysics

UH grad student studies star formation in Antarctica

UH grad student studies star formation in Antarctica

April 28, 2017  |  Comments
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Casey Honniball spent her winter break trying to connect the dots between molecular clouds and star formation.

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As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

March 26, 2017  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa researchers developed a computer model that simulates future flood scenarios in the urban core as sea level rises—as its projected for this century.

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Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

February 14, 2017  |  Comments
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Findings in Nature journal are based on original 2012 study by UH Manoa geologist Jasper Konter.

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Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

December 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Scientists discover new octopod species which may be at risk from deep-sea mining.

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UH researchers link quality of coastal groundwater with reef degradation on Maui

UH researchers link quality of coastal groundwater with reef degradation on Maui

November 15, 2016  |  3 Comments
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Land-use practices on tropical oceanic islands can have large impacts on reef ecosystems, even in the absence of rivers and streams.

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Geology professor has studied Kīlauea volcano for 40 years

Geology professor has studied Kīlauea volcano for 40 years

August 24, 2016  |  Comments
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Michael Garcia, a UH Mānoa geology professor, was featured on PBS NewsHour for his research on Kīlauea.

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New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System

New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System

June 20, 2016  |  9 Comments
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SOEST researchers discover nearly 125 mile-wide “lobes” of uplift and subsidence straddling the fault system.

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Probability of Aleutians mega-earthquake estimated

Probability of Aleutians mega-earthquake estimated

May 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers estimate the probability of a magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands—an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawaiʻi.

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Evidence for both mixing and layering of Earth’s interior clarifies long-standing debate

Evidence for both mixing and layering of Earth’s interior clarifies long-standing debate

December 10, 2015  |  Comments
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A new study suggests that mixing due to mantle flow occurs on a global scale, but discrete layers where material with similar composition has aggregated are maintained.

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New research predicts bedrock weathering based on surface topography

New research predicts bedrock weathering based on surface topography

November 6, 2015  |  Comments
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Researchers discover a new way to predict the spatial extent of bedrock weathering.

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