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THE BATHYMETRY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. PART I. OAHU

George Pararas-Carayannis

HAWAII INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS REPORT HIG-65 (39 pages)

University of Hawaii, Honolulu

As abstracted by Storming Media - Pentagon Reports

ABSTRACT: The general purpose and reliability of bathymetric charts are discussed with regard to their usefulness in geological, geophysical, and oceanographical investigations. A short history is given of the bathymetric work around the Hawaiian Islands which has been conducted by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and the U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office, and by other miscellaneous agencies, institutions and individuals since the beginning of the 20th Century. All these sources of bathymetric information are listed in table form along with the date the work was completed and the area covered. A short discussion of the nearshore bathymetry of the island of Oahu is given as well as explanations on how the bathymetric charts were compiled, the scales that were used, the geographic datum, the sea level datum, the control of data, the possibility of errors, and the accuracy and reliability of bathymetric charts in general. Finally, a set of 11 photographically reduced charts is included to be used as an index, 10 of which show the nearshore bathymetry of Oahu, and one, the deep ocean bathymetry of the Hawaiian Archipelago.


Descriptors / Key Keywords relating to this report: HAWAII, MARINE GEOLOGY, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MAPS, OCEAN BOTTOM, PACIFIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

Report Classification: U - Unclassified Technical Report

Source Code: 164400
Technical Report AD Number: AD0627793 Defense Technical Information Center

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