Accession Number : AD0627793

Title :   THE BATHYMETRY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. PART I. OAHU,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Pararas-Carayannis,George

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The general purpose and reliability of bathymetric charts are discussed with regard to their usefulness in geological, geophysical, and oceanographical investigations. A short history is given of the bathymetric work around the Hawaiian Islands which has been conducted by the USC and GS and the U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office, and by other miscellaneous agencies, institutions, and individuals since the beginning of the century. All these sources of bathymetric information are listed in table form along with the date the work was completed and the area covered. A short discussion of the nearshore bathymetry of the island of Oahu is given as well as explanations on how the bathymetric charts were compiled, the scales that were used, the geographic datum, the sea level datum, the control of data, the possibility of errors, and the accuracy and reliability of bathymetric charts in general. Finally, a set of 11 photographically reduced charts is included to be used as an index, 10 of which show the nearshore bathymetry of Oahu, and one, the deep ocean bathymetry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, HAWAII), (*HAWAII, MARINE GEOLOGY), PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN BOTTOM, MAPS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE