Tag: geology and geophysics

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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Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands

Extrusive volcanism formed the Hawaiian Islands

October 8, 2013  |  2 Comments
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A study by researchers at UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the University of Rhode Island changes the understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands formed.

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Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii

Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii

September 10, 2013  |  Comments
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A study done by UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology researchers find sea-level rise is a primary factor driving shoreline changes in Hawaiʻi.

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Steven Stanley recognized for research in paleontology

Steven Stanley recognized for research in paleontology

July 19, 2013  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa Professor Steven M. Stanley is the recipient of the 2013 Geological Society of America Penrose Medal.

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Location of upwelling in Earth’s mantle stable

Location of upwelling in Earth’s mantle stable

July 3, 2013  |  Comments
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A study by UH Mānoa’s Clinton Conrad shows that large-scale upwelling within Earth’s mantle mostly occurs beneath Africa and the Central Pacific and have remained remarkably stable over geologic time.

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New study reconciles land and sea carbon records

New study reconciles land and sea carbon records

April 5, 2013  |  1 Comment
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Greenhouse observations using modern plants helps UH Mānoa’s A. Hope Jahren explain key differences in geologic record.

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