Tag: geophysics

Retracing the origins of a massive, multi-ring crater

Retracing the origins of a massive, multi-ring crater

October 28, 2016  |  Comments
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An international team of scientists have reconstructed the extreme collision that created one of the moon’s largest craters, 3.8 billion years ago.

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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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Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system?

Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system?

May 13, 2015  |  2 Comments
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Led by Ryan Ogliore at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, a research team investigates the oxygen isotope and mineral composition of the comet dust returned from Wild 2.

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New study uses meteorites to date moon-forming impact

New study uses meteorites to date moon-forming impact

April 23, 2015  |  3 Comments
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“Dating the Moon-forming impact event with asteroidal meteorites” appears in the current issue of the journal Science.

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Volcano Awareness Month is January 2012

Volcano Awareness Month is January 2012

January 18, 2012  |  Comments
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Activities promote understanding and respect for the volcanoes on which we live in Hawaiʻi.

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APEC videos highlight UH programs

APEC videos highlight UH programs

November 7, 2011  |  Comments
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Videos highlighting University of Hawaiʻi science and health programs will play on hotel TV network during APEC.

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