Hawaii 2012

2012 Hamblin Global Field Trip


Participants in the 2012 Hamblin Global Field Trip studied the chemistry, petrology, dynamics, and morphology of volcanism on Hawaii.

Activities: Participants studied the chemical evolution of the Hawaiian islands
through visits to outcrops of key lava compositions and examination of
eruption styles and episodes at major volcanoes. They analyzed landform
morphologies and studied the internal plumbing of Hawaii's volcanoes through
exposed cross sections. These topics were covered at Kilauea, Mauna
Loa, and Mauna Kea volcanoes on the Big Island and in the Ko'olau range,
SE volcanic zones, and Honolulu volcanics in Oahu. They did some
half-day hikes to remote locations across lava flows and on volcano
summits.