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    Mauna Kea Research Paper

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    Mauna Kea is a volcano that is dormant that is located on the Big Island of Hawai’i and its name means “White Mountain”. Mauna Kea is known for having the world’s largest astronomical observatory. Currently there are thirteen telescopes that are located near the summit of Mauna Kea, nine of the telescopes are for optical and infrared astronomy, three of them are for submilllimeter wavelength astronomy and one is for radio astronomy. Mauna Kea is a unique site for astronomy because of the atmosphere above the mountain is extremely dry which is great from measuring infrared and submilllimeter radiation. The University of Hawaii has a lease from the State of Hawaii for the land that is within a certain radius of the UH 2.2-m Telescope. (University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy, n.d.) Some of the native Hawaiians are trying to stop the county workers from building the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea because…

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    Big Island Tourism Analysis

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    island has a diverse flora and fauna and beautiful coral reefs to explore. Tourism on the Island There are a vast and diverse amount of activities provided for the visitors of the Big Island. The Big Island holds an array of amenities and natural spaces to suit anyone’s leisure and recreation preference. One could stay in a resort for a week, only leaving to go to the beach or shop. Another could take a trip to the Akaka Falls State Park to hike and see the Kahuna waterfalls. The Hawai’i…

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    The Keck Observatory in Maunakea, Hawaii has made some amazing discoveries over the years, making it one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. Hawaii is a perfect place to have an observatory because it is located on a 13,796 foot summit with very few city lights to pollute the sky around it (Keck, n.d.). Also, the atmosphere in Hawaii for the majority of the year is clear and dry offering the best look at the sky above us. According to Keck’s website, Keck Observatory consists of two…

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    (77 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter time and 82 degrees Fahrenheit in the summertime), and Hawaii is covered in palm trees that represent Hawaii. Hawaii is a wonderful place to go for a family vacation, a honeymoon, etc. because there are many things to do in Hawaii! For example, you can swim with dolphins on the islands of Hawaii, also you can snorkel, whale watch, golf, surf, take a helicopter and see the whole island, experience the Hawaiian culture, go to luaus, go hiking, go to the spa,…

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    Mauna Loa Research Paper

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    1950 Volcano eruption in Mauna Loa The eruption in 1950 had caused a lot of damage to the city of Hilo. The city of Hilo is now built on the old lava that had flowed from the volcano. The volcano of Mauna Loa is located in Hawaii. There’s not many organisms like people or even animals that live near the volcano because, they now know that the volcano is active. The volcano rises about 13,680 ft above sea level. It is obviously very hot near the volcano because it has magma in it that is about…

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    When most travelers think of Hawaii they envision cascading waves, warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and balmy ocean breezes. In other words a perfect tropical getaway where your worries just float away on the current. However, there is a very real danger to living here. This is epically true if you reside or visit the Big Island, home of Mauna Kea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Keck Observatory. Even though Mauna Kea is the largest volcano on Earth it remains dormant and possess very…

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    Hawaii Tsunami Analysis

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    chose was selected based on the three possible natural disasters. Tsunamis would require high altitudes, earthquakes would require a place that is not surrounded by buildings, and volcanoes would mostly require distance from the active volcano. For these reasons, I have chosen the mountain of Mauna Kea as my evacuation site. Mauna Kea is considered the tallest mountain in the world at a height of 32,000 feet (9,753 m) from its base on the ocean floor to its summit, It is tall enough to protect…

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    Hawaii Essay

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    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean about 2,400 miles southwest of the Continental United States, Hawaii is the state that is not part of the North American continent. Composed of many islands, cover about 6,459 square miles, Hawaii is ranked as the 47th largest of the 50 states of America. It’s also known as one of the most famous tourist place of the U.S. There are total of eight main islands: Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. Covered by the total area of 4,038…

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    Kaho Olawe Problem

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    exploitation of the natives has preserved American despotism. In gaining sovereignty, the spiritual and religious beliefs of the native Hawaiians regarding land cannot be subdued by the interests of the United States government. Despite the progress that the native Hawaiian community has made, there are many obstacles to overcome in order for us to achieve liberation and thrive as a people. Native Hawaiians have also formed the Aloha ‘Aina movement to stand in opposition to the construction of…

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    President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law creating the thirteenth national park on August 1, 1916. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, located on the Island of Hawai’i, 96 miles from Kailua-Kona and 30 miles from Hilo, two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. The park is home to sixteen species of mammals, seventy seven species of birds, eleven different reptiles, four kinds of fish and 1,211 vascular plants; of those,twenty three vascular plants and six to fifteen…

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