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Geologic & Volcanic Hazards Assessments

Major Rift Zones Big Is. Volcanic Hazards Studies
 
Dr. Knight Summer 2006
 
 
Exploratory Drilling-Quarry Rock Quality Study (2007-2010)
Geochemistry XRF Study
 
 
 
Geological data collected at 60 exploratory boring locations at quarry site
 
GIS Surface of Bake Zone Exploratory Drilling-Quarry Rock Quality Study (2007-2010)
Trans 1 Stat 2+20-View N, shows several Hexagonal Colunmar Joints D<4ft wide
 
Trans 1 Stat 4+50'-View N, shows highly fractured,dense, Alkalic Basalt & breccia

Slope Stability Rock Fall Studies

Rockfall Hazards
 
Photo Mosaic Fractured Rock Slope-Stability Study
Dip-Slope Fractures Potential Slope Failure
Photo Mosaic of Rock Quality (Q) values
Photo Mosaic of Rock Quality (Q) values
Map of Rock Fall Hazard Zones
Rock Fall Study showing sheared tree bark
 
Rock Fall Study Showing Tree Scar where Boulder Landed

Shoreline Erosion and Coastal Studies /
Marine Mapping Shoreline and Shallow Water Studies

  • Remote Sensing
  • Shallow Sea Floor Mapping
  • Magnetic Surveys
  • Dispersion Modeling Using
    Tracer Dye Studies

Ordnance Reef Study
 
Ordnance Reef Biologic Cover
Sidescan Sonar Mosaic w/ Video Clip - Bottom Type
UXO Target Map Overlay on SS-Mosaic Hawaii
 
 
Marine Habitats Bottom Classification
 
 
Modeled Dispersion - Tracer Dye Interpretation - Change in Concentrations / Time 1
Modeled Dispersion - Tracer Dye Interpretation - Change in Concentrations / Time 2
Remote Sensing Study of Eddy Diffusivity using Tracer Dye 1.(Oahu, 2008)
 
Remote Sensing Study of Eddy Diffusivity using Tracer Dye 2.(Oahu, 2008)
 

Wetland Studies (Mangroves)

  • Shoreline Studies
  • Watersheds

Benthic Habitat Maps of the island of Molokai
Wetland Supervised Class using Satellite Imagery
Landfill - Wetland Assessment Guam

Ground Water and Surface Water Monitoring

  • Soil Boring and Monitoring Well Installation
  • Tidal Studies (transducer, water level meters,
    flow gradient modeling)
  • Water Testing and Analysis
  • Stormwater Flood Discharge Modeling

Groundwater Remediating Site
Drainage Model of Peak Flood Discharge
Flood Model of Peak Flood Discharge (100-yr event)
Peak Discharge of Flood Water Surface Elevations (100-yr)
Study of Water Transport through Lava Tubes
 

Rock Quarry / Rock Quality Assessments

2009 Continuous Rock Core Drilling to 225 ft bgs (HQ-size diamond-bit)
Geologic Cross-Sections of Simplified Rock Quality Study at Quarry
Oblique View of 3D Model Results Interpolation (75 x 75 ft) from ~60 boring locations
Oblique View of 3D Model Results with Improved Interpolation (25 x 25 ft centers)

Geotechnical Studies

  • Soil & Rock Core Sampling
  • Geotechnical Testing and Analysis

Geotech High-Plasticity Soil
 
Geotechnical Cut & Fill Study
Geotechnical Study Showing Geologic Cross-Section of Cut and Fill areas
 
Geotechnical Study Using GIS Model to Estimate Volumes of Cut and Fill Areas

Geophysical Surveys (Land & Water)

  • Total (Magnetic) Field Surveys
  • Gradiometer Studies
  • AMS Studies
  • Seismic Monitoring & Ground
    Vibration Monitoring

Geophysical Surveys: Total Magnetic Field/Gradient
Magnetic Signature over Lava Tube
Total Magnetic Field Anomaly Map w/ Targets
Hazardous Waste Sites Studied w/ Magnetometer
Mosaic Map of Magnetic Anomaly Target IDs
Bench Blast Setup
 
Rock Quarry Blast Monitoring Documentation
 
Seismic Ground Vibration Monitoring using Blastmate seismograph & geophone

Environmental Assessments

  • Site Characterization (Phase II)
  • Site Remedial Design and Cleanup (Phase III)
  • Groundwater Characterization
  • Surface Water Characterization (Lakes, Streams, Reservoirs, Watersheds, & Dams )

GPS Stations on Three-D Google Earth Pan Image
Wetland Supervised Class using Satellite Imagery
Landfill - Wetland Assessment Guam
Environmentally Hazardous Waste Drum Study
Environmental Work Plan Sampling & Analysis

Miscellaneous

Visualization Tools Used to Map Marine Habitats
Big Island Photo-mosaic
 
Bathymetry Map Waianae Coast
Eroded footing on slope
 
Footings on Dip-slope fractures
Judd Hillside Aerial Photo RGB Site Location Map
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