Scientists from USGS, the Deltares Institute, and UH Hilo say sea level rise brought on by climate change, combined with storms, will result in higher water levels along atoll shorelines than at present.
The area where NASA scientists think salty water reached the surface of Mars has similar geology to two sites UH Hilo faculty and students proposed the space agency send astronauts to find microbial life.
Investigators and UH Hilo graduate student will collaborate with National Park Service resource managers to conduct ethnographic research using archival research and oral history techniques.
Hirokawa is currently seeking input from residents willing to share their first-hand knowledge.
Hawai‘i, specifically the Puna district on the Island of Hawai‘i, is the epicenter for rat lungworm disease in the U.S., says researcher Susan Jarvi.
Chad Kalepa Baybayan, master navigator and astronomer-in-residence at UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, contributed to Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa’s exploration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in June.
Providing data on ocean and water conditions, including waves and surface currents, in near real-time improves decision-making for ocean users, managers and responders.
UH Hilo takes part in collaborative research project showing there are two evolutionarily distinct groups of Hawaiian hoary bats, with one group a more ancient arrival.