Tag: geology and geophysics

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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UH Mānoa  receives $1.2 million to study restless volcanoes

UH Mānoa receives $1.2 million to study restless volcanoes

September 1, 2015  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa to receive funding from National Science Foundation to study volcanic crises in Hawaiʻi and California.

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New research predicts a doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawaiʻi

New research predicts a doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century in Hawaiʻi

March 23, 2015  |  1 Comment
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New research from scientists at UH Mānoa brings into clearer focus just how dramatically Hawaiʻi beaches might change as sea level rises in the future.

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Geology researcher wins award for exceptional publication

Geology researcher wins award for exceptional publication

January 28, 2015  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa geology and geophysics assistant Hilary Close researcher honored with the 2015 Lindeman Award

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Water in Moon rocks provides clues and questions

Water in Moon rocks provides clues and questions

May 28, 2014  |  Comments
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A study in Nature Geoscience sheds new light—and raises new questions—about lunar history and the presence of water on the Moon.

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Precursor volcano to the island of Oahu discovered

Precursor volcano to the island of Oahu discovered

May 16, 2014  |  1 Comment
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Researchers, including UH Mānoa’s John Sinton discovered that Oʻahu consists of three major Hawaiian shield volcanoes, not two.

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Researchers analyze deep origins of volcanic eruptions behavior

Researchers analyze deep origins of volcanic eruptions behavior

May 7, 2014  |  1 Comment
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To explain the variability in Kīlauea’s eruption styles, a team of researchers analyzed 25 eruptions that have taken place over the past 600 years.

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