Historical shoreline change and cultural sites, Kawela-Kahuku, O‘ahu

dc.contributor.advisor Fletcher, Charles
dc.contributor.author Kane, Haunani
dc.contributor.department Oceanography
dc.contributor.department Global Environmental Science
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-25T01:37:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-25T01:37:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.description.course OCN 499 - Undergraduate Thesis
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67756
dc.publisher.place Honolulu
dc.subject Coastal erosion
dc.subject shoreline change
dc.subject erosion rate
dc.subject EX
dc.subject EXT
dc.subject ST
dc.subject single-transect
dc.title Historical shoreline change and cultural sites, Kawela-Kahuku, O‘ahu
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract Hawaii’s beaches are a focus of modern lifestyle as well as cultural tradition. Coastal erosion threatens areas that have served as burial grounds, home sites, and hold other forms of cultural significance. To improve understanding of the convergence of erosion patterns and historic uses, we mapped shoreline changes from Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point. Shoreline change rates are calculated from historical photographs using the single-transect (ST) and eigenbeaches (EX, EXT) methods to define the 50 and 100- year erosion hazard zones. To ensure that shoreline change rates reflect long-term trends, we include uncertainties due to short term shoreline position and other mapping errors. A hazard zone overlay was compared to cultural data provided by the State Historic Preservation Division and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to identify threats to cultural features. Cultural features identified in the study include burials, artifacts, Pohaku Puo`o, and Punalua pond. A number of sites known to contain burials and cultural artifacts were found within the erosion hazard zones.
dcterms.extent 23 pages
dcterms.language English
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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dcterms.rightsholder Kane, Haunani
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