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Jim Kauahikaua

I started my USGS career as a non-seismic geophysicist focused on using electrical geophysics in addition to magnetic field and gravity variations to study Hawaiian volcanoes and lava flows. After being Scientist in Charge for ten years, I focused more on researching the history of 19th and early 20th century Hawaiian eruptions.

Professional Experience

  • HVO Scientist in Charge 2004-2015

  • USGS Minority Intern 1976-1977

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in geophysics, University of Hawai`i at Manoa 1982

  • MS in geophysics, University of Hawai`i at Manoa 1976

  • BA in geology, Pomona College 1973

  • HS diploma, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama 1969

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