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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-671-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record (ZP00ES5)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Richmond

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Griswold, SeanPaul La Selle

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Profiles, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Vibracoring and gouge coring for paleotsunami deposits.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Lihue, Hawaii

End Port/Location: Lihue, Hawaii

Start Date: 2015-11-07

End Date: 2015-11-21

Equipment Used: camera, Handheld GPS Nomad, Other, Handheld GPS, Vibracore, Push corer

Information to be Derived: tsunami deposit thickness, depth, grainsize, age, spacial distribution, CT scans, and core photos.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grainsize analysis submitted on FAD 4/12/2016 Photos and core locations on FAD 3/4/2016 Hand held GPS and RTK corrected nav.


Affiliate Staff:




North: 22.94195368 South: 21.27528702 West: -160.049 East: -158.38216146


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La Selle, S.M., Richmond, B.M., Griswold, F.R., Lunghino, B.D., Jaffe, B.E., Kane, H.H., Bellanova, P., Arcos, M.E.M., Nelson, A.R., Chague, C., Bishop, J.M., and Gelfenbaum, G.R., Core logs, scans, photographs, grain size, and radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Hawaiʻi: doi: 10.5066/P9X4STJM.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
camera --- Photo
Handheld GPS Nomad --- Benchmarks
Other --- --- ---
Handheld GPS --- Navigation
Vibracore --- Geology
Vibracore photographs, computed tomography scans, and core-log descriptions from Anahola Valley, Kaua'i, Hawai'i (This portion of the data release contains information on vibracores that were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Anahola Valley, Kaua'i, Hawai'i in 2015. Sites were cored in order to identify potential tsunami deposits and describe wetland stratigraphy. These vibracores contain mud, peat, volcanic sands, and carbonate sands, reflecting deposition in a variety of coastal environments. )
Push corer --- Surveys (geochemical)
Surveys (biological)

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