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Kilo Lani: Reconstructing historical climate patterns in Hawaiʻi
Graduate Student: Emmanuel Kilika Bennet
This project seeks to understand how Hawaiians interpreted climate patterns on multi-year scales through documented accounts within the Hawaiian language newspapers and uses El Niño as a case study. Through researching observations of potential El Niño indicators, we hope to better inform current day climate models and extend the climate record further back into the 19th century.
Project Partner: UH Sea Grant College Program
Related Discipline: Oceanography.
Timeline: Started February 2016, ends February 2017
Project-Related Advisor: Rosie Alegado