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Project Hawaii

A Study Involving the Effects of Climate Gradient on Bedrock Erosion Processes
Tulane Project Leader: Nicole Gasparini, Ph.D.

As of October, 2010, this project is funded by NSF award – EAR 1025055 – Collaborative Research: Modeling and monitoring of landscape evolution along a climate gradient: Kohala Peninsula, Hawaii


Hawaii Project

Graduate students, Jianwei Han and Glenn Fischer, along with consultant John Pipan, installing a rainfall gauge on the dry side of of the Kohala Peninsula near Hawi, Hawaii, July 2011.

Hawaii Project

Graduate student, Glenn Fischer, installing a rainfall gauge on the dry side of the Kohala Peninsula near Hawi, Hawaii, July 2011. The equipment will provide data on rainfall, infiltration and runoff.

Hawaii Project

Graduate student, Jianwei Han, installing erosion pins in a bedrock channel on the dry side of the Kohala Peninsula near Hawi, Hawaii, July 2011.

Hawaii Project

Graduate student, Glenn Fischer, drilling holes into a bedrock channel in Wainaia Gulch near Hawi, Hawaii, for installation of "erosion pins." The ongoing project involves the effects of climate gradient on bedrock erosion processes.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu