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Geology Colloquium
Spring 1999

Hawaii

Colloquium Description
Jan 11 Introduction
Jan 18 Holiday: Martin Luther King's Day
Jan 25 Hawaiian Geography and Geology
Feb 1 Hawaiian Volcanics
Feb 8 Hawaiian Beaches
Feb 15 Holiday: Washington's Day
Feb 22 Hawaiian Weather
Mar 1 Hawaiian History/Culture
Oahu
Mar 8 Oahu
Maui
Mar 15 Maui
Mar 22 Hawaiian Waters
*Diving off Waikiki
*Spinner Dolphins
*Tsunamis
Mar 29 Kauai
Apr 5 Holiday: Spring Break
Apr 12 The Big Island
Apr 19 The Big Island
Apr 26 Hawaii on the Internet
May 3 Hawaiian Marine Life
May 10 Open
May 17 Potluck and Review

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 Introduction

1. Course Overview

2. Video clip: Volcanoscapes

 

 

 Hawaiian Geography and Geology

1. Geography
major islands and their overall shapes
w/CD-ROM
The Big Island, the bombing range, the leper colony, the pineapple plantation, Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, the Garden Isle, the island for native Hawaiians, etc.

2. Geology

Shield volcanoes

all in a line
youngest to oldest
only one is active today
a hot spot?
w/CD-ROM
Hawaiian-Emporer Seamount Chain - change in plate direction....

Hot Spot Info

 

 Hawaiian Volcanics

1. USGS Hawaii Geology on the Internet
"The Dynamic Earth" by the USGS
hot spot explanation and diagrams
Hawaiian-Emporer seamount chain map and explanation

2. Slide show
general geography of The Big Island: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Puu Oo
shield volcano
calderas (volcanic craters)
pahoehoe
aa
lava tubes
rift eruptions/lava curtains
lava fountains
sulfur deposits
spatter cones
cinder cones

3. Samples
pahoehoe, aa, scoria, pumice, obsidian, oxidized basalt, sulfur, etc.

 

 Hawaiian Beaches

1. Hawaiian rock review

2. short video clip
Nova: Hawaii

3. Types of Sand
slide
colors?
sources?
sample display
Power Point Slide Presentation

4. Island Topography and Beaches
erosion=sand
most beaches are small protected pockets along rugged, rocky basalt shores
oldest islands= best beaches
Power Point Slide Presentation

5. Beaches vs. Coral Reefs and Water Visibility
youngest islands have less sand and better coral....better water vis for snorkeling, etc.
Power Point Slide Presentation

 

 Hawaiian Weather

1. Typical Conditions
location: 20 lat
Power Point Slide Presentation


2. Island Mountain Weather
cold at top of mtn, tropical at beach level

NE trade winds
wet vs. dry sides
so where is the best surfing?, the best snorkeling or diving?, the best windsurfing?, etc.
Power Point Slide Presentation
video clip
: Manta Ray night diving off Kona

 

 Hawaiian History/Culture

Polynesians
King Kamehameha
Europeans
video clip


 Oahu

1. Geography Overview
major topography
major roads
Reef Airport

2. Highlights
Diamond Head
Waikiki beach
Honolulu
Hanuama Bay
Pearl Harbor
Waimea Falls
Bonzai Pipeline
Pineapple and cane fields
Sea Life Park
Punchbowl
Polynesian Center

Slides+Power Point Slide Presentation
video clip

 

 Maui

1. Geography Overview
major topography
major roads
Kahului Airport

2. Highlights
Haleakela Crater
Bike ride down 10,000 feet!
Road to Hana
Kaanapali coast
Lahaina
windsurfing windtunnel
Molokini
Lanai
Molokai
Kahoolawe
Kihei
Iao Needle

 

Power Point Slide Presentation
video clip

 Hawaiian Waters

1. Diving off Waikiki
artificial reef
eel experience!


2. Spinner Dolphins
Off the Big Island at Kealakekua
Off Lanai


3. Tsunamis
what, where and why
Hilo, The Big Island

 

 Kauai

1. Geography and Geology Orientation
location and description of the highlights of Kauai
students who've been there add comments and recommendations


2. Power Point Slide Presentation
picture presentation of Kauai highlights


3. Video Clip
of some of Kauai's highlights

 The Big Island of Hawaii

1. Volcano Orientation
discussion, description and locations of the 5 main volcanic vent areas on the Big Island


2. Video
Hawaiian volcanics as photographed and documented by a native Hawaiian
video from Linda Adams who visited The Big Island in Dec '97


3. Geography and Geology Orientation
location and description of the highlights of The Big Island
students who've been there add comments and recommendations


4. Power Point Slide Presentation
picture presentation of The Big Island's highlights


5. Video Clip
of some of The Big Island's highlights

 

 

 


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