Norbert Schorghofer, Planetary Scientist, University of Hawaii at Manoa presents "History of Snow and Ice on the Summits of Hawai`i"
The UH Hilo Physics and Astronomy department with the Office of Maunakea Management host "The History of Snow and Ice on the Summits of Hawai`i" talk presented by Norbert Schorghofer, on Thursday, November 20th, 7-8pm at UH Hilo Sciences and Technology Building (STB) room 108
Snow falls on Maunakea typically a few times a year, but historical accounts tell of much more snow in the past. Written documents, in English and Hawaiian, contain rare stories about the snow cover in the 18th and 19th century. And early drawings and paintings almost always show Maunakea with snow. Join Norbert as he talks about the history of these snow covered mountains and the implications of climate change. This presentation will feature snow, ice, and the coldest places in Hawaii. He will also describe how the summit landscapes parallel those on our brother planet, Mars.
Norbert Schorghofer is a planetary scientist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before coming to Hawaii, he studied physics at the University of Chicago and held visiting positions at MIT and Caltech. His research focuses on ice on Mars, the Moon, and terrestrial analogues.
This presentation will be on Thursday, November 20th, 7-8pm at UH Hilo Sciences and Technology Building (STB) room 108.
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The Office of Mauna Kea Management is charged with day-to-day management of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve as prescribed in the Master Plan. The adoption of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve Master Plan by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in June 2000 marked a critical milestone in the management of Maunakea.
Meetings and public hearings spanning a period of nearly two years went into the formulation of the Master Plan, which established management guidelines for the next 20 years. The Master Plan reflected the community's deeply rooted concerns over the use of Maunakea, including respect for Hawaiian cultural beliefs, protection of environmentally sensitive habitat, recreational use of the mountain, and astronomy research.
It places the focus of responsibility with the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH). The UH-Hilo Chancellor established the Office of Mauna Kea Management and the Board of Regents established the Mauna Kea Management Board in the fall of 2000. The Mauna Kea Management Board in turn formed Kahu Ku Mauna, a council comprised of Hawaiian cultural resource persons to serve as advisors.
To achieve harmony, balance and trust in the sustainable management and stewardship of Mauna Kea Science Reserve through community involvement and programs that protect, preserve and enhance the natural, cultural and recreational resources of Maunakea while providing a world-class center dedicated to education, research and astronomy.