The morning was spent in the valley, taking a few last water quality measurements. A few of the grad students tagged along as we went to the back of the valley to a few streams we missed. There was a professional surveyor here today to demonstrate a 3D scanning technique, but I missed it. Hopefully […]
Today some of the groups switched members to give us experience doing different projects. I spent the first few hours with one of the archaeology groups (they split into two today). We looked at some rock walls running vertically from the cliffs down toward the ocean. I have no idea what purpose the walls would […]
Today was the first day of collection in the field. James and I finished inputting our data dictionary into GPS Pathfinder Office and then loaded it onto the Trimble Unit we used.
We wanted to see what streams and stream beds would even be possible to walk and take points from. Most of the streams […]
The sound of roosters crowing woke me up bright and early. Our host made a nice breakfast for all of us – oatmeal, eggs, fruit cups, and juice. Following breakfast we had a lecture from Dr. Terry Hunt, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii. The lecture condensed an entire semester’s worth of content on […]
We flew to O’ahu today!
Music to listen to while you read this blog: The Strokes – Hawaii
The morning started taking four Super Shuttles to LAX, dragging all of the research equipment with us. There was so much baggage to check! I had Yuma from Trimble as my carryon. The TSA officials apparently had never seen a […]