Vibracore photographs, computed tomography scans, and core-log descriptions from Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii

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Description This portion of the data release contains information on vibracores that were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Pololu Valley, Island of Hawai'i in 2014. Five sites were cored in order to describe wetland stratigraphy and to identify potential tsunami deposits. These vibracores contain mud, peat, fluvial sands, and marine volcanic sands, reflecting deposition in a variety of coastal environments. Two (2) pdf files (VC1.pdf, VC2.pdf) describe vibracores that were split, imaged by a line-scanner camera, scanned to generate computed tomagraphic (CT) images, and visually described. A detailed description of the upper 150 cm of VC1 using the Troels-Smith sediment classification scheme (Troels-Smith, 1955; Nelson, 2015) is included in VC1.pdf. Another pdf file (Pololu_cores_legend.pdf) contains a core-log legend. Cores VC3, VC4, and VC5 were collected using shorter sections (less than 200 cm) of extra pipe in order to capture the sand layer from the 1946 Aleutian tsunami that inundated the valley (Chague-Goff et al., 2012) and have not been photographed or CT-scanned. A comma-delimited text file (Pololu_sand_thickness.csv) includes tabulated information on the depth and thickness of sand beds P1, P2, and P3. In addition, a shapefile (pololu_vibracores_2014_locations.shp) provides sample locations of vibracores. [More]
Originators La Selle, SeanPaul M.; Richmond, Bruce M.; Griswold, Frances R.; Lunghino, Brent D.; Jaffe, Bruce E.; Kane, Haunani H.; Bellanova, Piero; Arcos, Maria E. M.; Nelson, Alan R.; Chague, Catherine; Bishop, James M.; and Gelfenbaum, Guy R.

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