Mauna Kea

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  • Mauna Kea Research Paper

    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

    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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  • Hawaii Essay

    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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  • Hawaii Tsunami Analysis

    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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  • Kaho Olawe Problem

    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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  • Principal Types Of Volcanoes

    A cinder cone volcano is formed by the eruption of lava particles during the course of a single vent, and contain a crater with a bowl shape at the summit (“Principal Types of Volcanoes”). Most cinder cones usually reach a height at or below one-thousand feet, and the height increases as the duration of the vent that creates the volcano increases (“Volcanoes”). Cinder cones are unique among the other variations of volcanoes due to the composition of the volcano’s cone. The cone consists of…

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  • The Importance Of Climate And Geographic Conditions In Our City

    Our city is located in the scenic region of Hawaii, where the beautiful weather and nice sunsets are located. The climate in our city includes a sunny region, which is from the volcanoes and oceanic surrounding, and mountainous region which is Mauna Kea. What makes the climate favorable is that our climate is always sunny with controlled weather, nice ocean view, also in favor of those mountain climbers who want a vacation at Mauna Kea. What makes the geography favorable in our city is that it…

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  • Hawaii Volcano Formation

    Hawaii, reaches from its base on the ocean floor to rise above the ocean to rival the height of the tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. The smaller and extinct volcanos of the Hawaiian chain are located at successively greater distances from the currently active volcano and younger, Kilauea on the largest and most southerly island, Hawaii. Also, a new volcano, Loihi, has formed off the southeastern coast of the island of Hawaii and Loihi appears to follow the trend of volcano formation in the chain…

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  • Polynesian Culture Essay

    pleasure to write about and to learn more about the culture as well. To top it off with a big bang is that before you leave the great island don’t forget to bring home souvenirs and to see the cute little fur animals that adapt to calling Hawaii their homeland. These animals you will see along your adventurous stay are the Hawaiian Monk Seal’s, Java sparrow’s, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle’s, Hoary bat’s, Mongoose, Manta Ray, Sharks, Spinner Dolphin’s, and last of all is the all time favorite…

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  • Mount Everest Research Paper

    At 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world in terms of altitude. However, the tallest mountain is actually Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which measures 33,480 feet (10,205 m) from its underwater base to its peak, according to Guinness World Records. (Most of Mauna Kea is underwater.) Everest is located at the border of Nepal to the south and China or Tibet on the north. It is over 60 million years old. Everest was formed by the movement of the Indian tectonic…

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