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IPRC Monsoon Expert Wins Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

By Gisela Spiedel Internationally acclaimed meteorologist and monsoon expert Professor Bin Wang is a winner of this year’s prestigious Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. Wang, who is chair and professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Meteorology Department and the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), received the medal at the UH Manoa awards ceremony on April 30. Wang ... Read More »

UH Oceanography Professor Honored by National Academy of Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Oceanography Professor David Karl received the prestigious Alexander Agassiz medal from the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 28. Karl is a professor at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is recognized for his leadership in establishing multi-disciplinary ocean-observing systems ... Read More »

Global warming and really big tomatoes

Hope Jahren

Could a dramatic increase in atmospheric CO2 fuel tremendous increases in agricultural productivity and fight hunger? The general consensus among scientists holds that global warming and higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will hurt poor nations the most. Hotter temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather patterns will impact countries in the tropical and sub-tropical regions where poverty is ... Read More »

UH ocean research program reaches milestone

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For nearly 25 years, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program has tracked ocean habitat variability and climate impacts on Hawaii’s marine ecosystem On March 9, 2013, the UH research vessel Kilo Moana returned from the 250th scientific expedition of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program after nearly 25 years of approximately monthly research cruises to observe and interpret habitat variability ... Read More »

Searching for the first Koreans

A UH-led team mounts the most extensive survey to date to locate the earliest inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula No one knows when the first humans arrived on the Korean Peninsula. Christopher Bae aims to find out. He received a five-year $1.2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul to mount a comprehensive quest to locate ... Read More »

The Ultimate Deep Sea Robot

A University of Hawai‘i research team has built one of the most advanced semi- autonomous submarines on Earth for complex missions in the deep oceans The majority of the surface of the Earth is covered with oceans. While surface exploration of these bodies of water is largely complete, beneath the waves the oceans remain by and large mysterious. This is ... Read More »

The changing nature of coral reefs

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Warming oceans and other environmental disturbances are highlighting key differences in the resistance of coral species to stress Is biodiversity always a good survival tool? The answer may be a qualified “no.” Ruth Gates, a marine biologist at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, has spent a quarter of a century studying corals and coral reefs. Gates focuses on the ... Read More »

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