Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Core logs, scans, photographs, grain size, and radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Hawaiʻi

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014-08-21
End Date
2017-02-23

Citation

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., 2019, Core logs, scans, photographs, grain size, and radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9X4STJM.

Summary

Over the past 200 years of written records, the Hawaiian Islands have experienced tens of tsunamis generated by earthquakes in the subduction zones of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" (for example, Alaska-Aleutian, Kuril-Kamchatka, Chile, and Japan). Mapping and dating anomalous beds of sand and silt along the coasts of these subduction zones are critical for assessing the hazard from distant as well as local tsunamis. This data release supports a study that reports on efforts to estimate future tsunami inundation through stratigraphic analyses of potential tsunami deposits beneath present and former Hawaiian wetlands, coastal lagoons, and river floodplains. Coastal wetland sites on the islands of Hawai'i, Maui, O'ahu, and Kaua'i were selected [...]

Child Items (5)

Contacts

Map

Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS

Communities

  • Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

Tags

USGS Scientific Topic Keyword

Provenance

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9X4STJM

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...