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Paths of possible debris from storm surge of super typhoon Haiyan

Paths of possible debris from storm surge of super typhoon Haiyan

Images of the storm surge from super typhoon Haiyan as it struck the city of Tacloban on November 8 awaken memories of the tsunami devastation in Japan a little over 2½ years ago. How much and what kind of debris the storm surge washed into the ocean is not yet known. Should such debris have been generated, however, a large ... Read More »

Website tracks tagged sharks off of Maui

Tiger shark

Scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) completed the first phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks caught and tagged around the island of Maui. In response to an uptick in the number of shark attacks recorded on Maui, the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Navigating through generations

Haunani Kane

Haunane Kane just graduated with her MS in Coastal Geology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Along with her applied graduate studies, Kane is also learning a traditional skill and perspective of navigation while sailing with the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Kane is investigating the spatial and temporal effects that sea-level rise may have upon wetlands and other coastal ecosystems. Her ... Read More »

Safety in Numbers? Not so for corals.

Acropora species coral

Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range. A team of scientists from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that global changes in climate and ocean ... Read More »

Untamed skies: Where science meets humanity [TEDxHonolulu 2013]

Owen Shieh

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduate student Owen Shieh is presenting a talk at the TEDxHonolulu event, titled:  “Untamed skies:  Where science meets humanity.” “Centuries of scientific and technological advancements have allowed us to survive the harshest of conditions, but weather remains an untamed force of nature,” said Shieh, a graduate student in the UH Mānoa department of meteorology. “For ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Open house excites future scientists

Child with magnifying glass

The School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology celebrated 25 years of excellence and innovation in 2013. Its popular biennial Open House featured the four SOEST departments and numerous researcher units, including the UH Mānoa Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education; the engineering, physics, astronomy, marine biology and Hawaiian studies departments; the National Weather Service; the National Oceanic ... Read More »

El Niño is becoming more active

Corals, tree rings, and sediment cores

A new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon resolves disagreements and reveals that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually high compared to the past 600 years. The results are published in Climate of the Past by a team of scientists from the University of New South Wales, the University of Hawai‘i at ... Read More »

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