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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-609-FA

AKA: Lumahai, Ukoa, Kahana February 2017

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): SeanPaul La Selle

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect sediment cores in coastal wetland environments that may record evidence of historic and pre-historic tsunamis.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Lihue, HI

End Port/Location: Honolulu, HI

Start Date: 2017-02-14

End Date: 2017-02-23

Equipment Used: camera, Handheld GPS, Handheld GPS Nomad, cores

Information to be Derived: Deposit thickness, grain size, organic material for radiocarbon dating, CT scans, XRF

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: data submitted to FAD by Seanpaul La Selle on 4/21/2017; kmls and photos. 112 sites, 29 cores samples in PVC sleeves, 118 samples in plastic bags, 1336 photos


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-603-FA


Kauaʻi, Oʻahu

North: 22.49606365 South: 21.13712962 West: -160.48828125 East: -157.5032552


photo of on foot
on foot


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 --- Navigation
Handheld GPS Nomad --- Benchmarks
cores --- Geology

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