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  • Mauna Loa Essay

    Module 6 Questions and Answers Module six focuses on the heating of Earth’s atmosphere. Utilizing the Mauna Loa Observatory’s website, along with numerous other resources, students were able to answer a group of questions. These questions asked about the current carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere along with if it is the highest recorded in the past 450,000 years. Also, this module asks what sources humans are directly responsible for adding to the CO2 concentration and what has been filtering it out of the atmosphere. Finally, students are to discuss global deforestation and the human influence on global warming. Questions and Answers The U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with Earth Networks, a company that monitors accurate atmospheric gas levels, funds the Mauna Loa Observatory in the state of Hawaii. This observatory has been tasked with monitoring and publishing the CO2 content of the atmosphere since 1958 and measures it to this day. According to the Mauna Loa Observatory, the current CO2 concentration (as of Oct 8, 2014) is 395.25 parts per million (ppm) (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2014). Although this is a very…

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  • Mauna Loa Research Paper

    Mauna Loa Volcano What volcano is referred to as the largest of the world? What is one of the most active volcanoes in the world? Thats right the Mauna Loa. The Mauna Loa rises 13,680 feet above sea level and in meters it is 4169.664 above sea level. The location of the Mauna Loa is on The Big Island, in Hawaii. It’s geographical coordinates are 19.4721 degrees north and 155.592 degrees west. The Mauna Loa volcanic activity started 700,000 to 1,000,000 years ago, around when it first…

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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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  • 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…

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  • Macadamia Nut Corporation Case

    In order to ensure the macadamia kernel is delivered in the best possible condition to the customers, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation will provides and pays for the nitrogen flushed, vacuumed sealed laminated foil bags, in a fibre board carton. The style 2 macadamia nuts will use the 10 kg Cartons; therefore, 16216.20 kg of style 2 macadamia nuts require approximately 1622 cartons to fully fit in the standard ISO 20 ft container. Since I have purchased CFR (Cost and Freight), I am…

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  • Hawaii Global Warming Effects

    global warming. As the world continues become more populated and advanced in technology, there has been a significant growth in the emission of carbon dioxide. The Mauna Loa Observatory, “the world’s leading atmospheric research facility” (Hawaii’s), located on the northern slope of Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii, has been monitoring carbon dioxide for many years. As a research facility, they specialize in collecting and monitoring data in relations to the atmosphere. The Mauna Loa…

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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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  • I Love To Visit Hawaii Research Paper

    there are many activities I would like to try if I visit Hawaii. Some activities are snorkeling and scuba diving! I’ve always wanted to try them because you could see all of the colorful fish up close! You could also swim deep in the ocean and find treasures that are buried in the sand! I’ve seen incredible videos of people taking underwater cameras while snorkeling and scuba diving! I believe it is absolutely “breathtaking”! I would also love to learn how to surf. I’ve always thought surfing…

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  • Active Volcanoes In Hawaii

    main reason for an eruption. When these eruptions occurred most of the magma was transported through rift zones. The statistics recorded of the eruptions within those years were “30% of the eruptions and intrusions were proceeded by prolonged increases in VT earthquakes rate in the caldera; 15% were processed on the south flank, and 55% were processed by local earthquakes swarm related to magma being transported through rift-zones (Bell, Kilburn, 2012).” Nonetheless, it is established that…

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  • Boston Harbor Case Study

    water, the water will become warm and kelp will not be able to grow. Unfortunately, it will take longer for the sun to reach the bottom of the ocean. Dayton, Paul K. "Ecology of kelp communities." Annual review of ecology and Systematics 16.1 (1985): 215-245. 5a.) Over time, carbon dioxide increased at a steady rate. The increase shows the air mixed with carbon dioxide that was created by fossil fuels. 5b.) The excess atmospheric carbon dioxide goes into plants, soil, and warms the…

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