IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

Research Themes

5. Earth hazards, resources and sustainability

Image of 'Earth hazards, resources and sustainability.'The surface of the Earth provides resources (e.g., water, fossil fuels, and metallic ores) necessary to support our modern civilization. At the same time, however, geologic processes on our active planet pose hazards (e.g., volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides). Proper use of the resources and mitigation of the hazards is essential to sustain our modern civilization, especially in the face of demands by an increasing population. Research within the department in volcanology, crustal deformation, seismology, imaging of the Earth's crust, hydrology, and engineering geology is helping us become better stewards of the Earth.

 

Research Themes

  1. Composition and dynamics of Earth’s deep interior
  2. Formation, motion and recycling of Earth’s crust (the rock cycle)
  3. Earth’s surface: water, sediments, and life
  4. Earth history
  5. Earth hazards, resources and sustainability
  6. The Solar System

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