Scientific Papers about the Summit Region of Mauna Kea

  1. Schorghofer, N., Leopold, M., and Yoshikawa, K. (2017). Survey for high-altitude permafrost on tropical Maunakea volcano, Hawaii. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, in press.
  2. Zhang, C., Hamilton, K., and Wang, Y. (2017). Monitoring and projecting snow on Hawaii Island. Earth’s Future, in press.
  3. Kramer, M.G., and O.A. Chadwick (2016). Controls on carbon storage and weathering in volcanic soils across a high elevation climate gradient on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Ecology 97, 2384-2395.
  4. Leopold, M., Morelli, A., and Schorghofer, N. (2016). Subsurface architecture of two tropical alpine desert cinder cones that hold water. J. Geophys. Res.: Earth Surface 121, 1148-1160.
  5. Francisco, K.S., P.J. Hart, J. Li, E.R. Cook, and P.J. Baker (2015). Annual rings in a native Hawaiian tree, Sophora chrysophylla, on Maunakea, Hawaii. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31, 567-571.
  6. Patrick, M.R. and J. Kauahikaua (2015). Satellite monitoring of dramatic changes at Hawaii's only Alpine lake - Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea Volcano. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5076, 24 p.
  7. Delparte, D.M., Belt, M., Nishioka, C., Turner, N., Richardson, R.T., Ericksen, T. (2014). Monitoring tropical alpine lake levels in a culturally sensitive environment utilizing 3D technological approaches. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46, 709-718.
  8. Eaton, L.A. and S. Businger (2014). Using a snow drift model to simulate eolian drift and snowfall on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46, 719-734.
  9. Schorghofer, N., E. Kantar, and P.M. Nogelmeier (2014). Snow on the summits of Hawaiʻi Island: Historical Sources from 1778 to 1870. Hawaiian Journal of History 48, 89-113.
  10. Eiben, J. and Rubinoff, D. (2014). Application of agriculture-developed demographic analysis for the conservation of the Hawaiian alpine Wekiu bug. Conserv. Biol. 28, 1077-1088.
  11. Patrick, M.R. and D. Delparte (2014). Tracking dramatic changes at Hawaii's only Alpine lake. EOS 95, 117-118.
  12. Metzger, P.T., J. Smith, J.E. Lane (2011). Phenomenology of soil erosion due to rocket exhaust on the Moon and the Mauna Kea lunar test site. J. Geophys. Res. 116, E06005.
  13. Eiben, J.A. and D. Rubinoff (2010). Life history and captive rearing of the Wekiu bug (Nysius wekiuicola, Lygaeidae), an alpine carnivore endemic to the Mauna Kea volcano of Hawaii. J. Insect Conserv. 14, 701-709.
  14. Anslow, F.S., P.U. Clark, M.D. Kurz, S.W. Hostetler (2010). Geochronology and paleoclimatic implications of the last deglaciation of the Mauna Kea Ice Cap, Hawaii. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 297, 234-248.
  15. Pigati, J.S., Zreda, M., Zweck, C., Almasi, P.F., Elmore, D., Sharp, W.D. (2008). Ages and inferred causes of Late Pleistocene glaciations on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. J. Quatern. Sci. 23, 683-702. [full text]
  16. Mills, P.R., Lundblad, S.P., Smith, J.G., McCoy, P.C., Naleimaile, S.P. (2008). Science and sensitivity: A geochemical characterization of the Mauna Kea adze quarry complex, Hawai'i island, Hawaii. Am. Antiquity 73, 743-758.
  17. Blard, P.-H., J. Lave, R. Pik, P. Wagnon, D. Bourles (2007). Persistence of full glacial conditions in the central Pacific until 15,000 years ago. Nature 449, 591-594.
  18. Duman, J.G. and Montgomery, S.L. (2005). Subzero temperature adaptations in arthropods from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. J. Exp. Zoo. 259, 409-412.
  19. Ehlmann, B.L., R.E. Arvidson, B.L. Jolliff, S.S. Johnson (2005). Hydrologic and isotopic modeling of Alpine Lake Waiau, Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. Pacific Science 59, 1-15. [full text]
  20. Porter, S.C. (2005). Pleistocene snowlines and glaciation of the Hawaiian Islands. Quaternary International 138-139, 118-128. [full text]
  21. Duman, J.G. and Montgomery, S.L. (2005). Subzero temperature adaptations in arthropods from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. J. Exp. Zoology 259, 409-412.
  22. Hostetler, S.W. and Clark, P.U. (2000). Tropical climate at the last glacial maximum inferred from glacier mass-balance modeling. Science 290, 1747-1750.
  23. Kinzie, R., Banaszak, A., Lesser, M. (1998). Effects of ultraviolet radiation on primary productivity in a high altitude tropical lake. Hydrobiologia 385, 23-32.
  24. Porter, S. C. (1997). Late Pleistocene eolian sediments related to pyroclastic eruptions of Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii. Quaternary Research 47, 261-276
  25. Wolfe, E.W., Wise, W.S., Dalrymple, B. (1997). The geology and petrology of Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii - A study of postshield volcanism. USGS Professional Paper 1557, 129 pages.
  26. Golden, D.C., R.V. Morris, D.W. Ming, H.V. Lauer Jr., S.R. Yang (1993). Mineralogy of three slightly palagonitized basaltic tephra samples from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. J. Geophys. Res. 98(E2), 3401-3411.
  27. Peng, L. and King, J.W. (1992). A late Quaternary geomagnetic secular variation record from Lake Waiau, Hawaii, and the question of the Pacific nondipole low. J. Geophys. Res. 97, 4407-4424.
  28. Gavenda, R.T. (1992). Hawaiian quaternary paleoenvironments: a review of geological, pedological, and botanical evidence. Pacific Science 46, 295-307. [full text]
  29. Woodcock, A.H. (1987). Mountain breathing revisited - the hyperventilation of a volcano cindercone. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 68, 125-130.
  30. Bely, P-Y. (1987). Weather and seeing on Mauna Kea. Publ. Astr. Soc. Pacific 99, 560-570.
  31. Porter, S.C. (1986). Glaciation of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Quatern. Sci. Rev. 5, 181-182.
  32. Erasmus, D.A. (1986). Meteorological conditions affecting observing quality on Mauna-Kea. Publ. Astr. Soc. Pacific 98, 254-259.
  33. Ashlock, P.D. and Gagne, W.C. (1983). A remarkable new micropterous Nysius species from the aeolian zone of Mauna Kea, Hawai`i Island. Int. J. Entomol. 25, 47-55.
  34. Maciolek, J.A. (1982). Lakes and lake-like waters of the Hawaiian archipelago. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 25, 1-14. [full text]
  35. Laws, E.A. and Woodcock, A.H. (1981). Hypereutrophication of an Hawaiian Alpine Lake. Pacific Science 35, 257-261. [full text]
  36. Woodcock, A.H. (1980). Hawaiian alpine lake level, rainfall trends, and spring flow. Pacific Science 34, 195-209.
  37. Woodcock, A.H. and Friedman, I. (1979). Mountain breathing - preliminary studies of air-land interaction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Geol. Survey. Professional Paper 1123-A-D. Shorter Contributions to Geophysics, A1-A8.
  38. Porter, S.C. (1979). Hawaiian glacial ages. Quaternary Research 12, 161-187.
  39. Porter, S.C. (1979). Quaternary stratigraphy and chronology of Mauna Kea, Hawaii: A 380,000-yr record of mid-Pacific volcanism and ice-cap glaciation. Bull. Geol. Soc. Am. 90, 609-611. [full text]
  40. Massey, J.E. (1979). The diatoms of contemporary and ancient sediments from Lake Waiau, Hawaii, and their geochemical environment. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 27, 77-83.
  41. Massey, J.E. (1978). Morphological characteristics of the diatom flora of Lake Waiau: variation and speciation. Pacific Science 32, 215-217. [full text]
  42. Massey, J. (1978). Lake Waiau: past and present. Bulletin of the Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden 8, 67-69.
  43. Fan, P.-F. (1978). Mineralogy of sediments from Lake Waiau, Hawaii. Pacific Science 32, 219-221.
  44. Porter, S.C., Stuiver, M., Yang, I.C. (1977). Chronology of Hawaiian glaciations. Science 195, 61-63.
  45. Adams, W.M., Watts, G., Mason, G. (1976). Estimation of thermal diffusivity from field observations of temperature as a function of time and depth. Am. Mineralogist 61, 560-568. [full text]
  46. Woodcock, A.H. (1974). Permafrost and climatology of a Hawaii volcano crater. Arctic and Alpine Research 6, 49-62.
  47. Ugolini, F.C. (1974). Hydrothermal origin of the clays from the upper slopes of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Clays and Clay Minerals 22, 189-194. [full text]
  48. Porter, S.C. (1972). Distribution, morphology, and size frequency of cinder cones on Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii. Bull. Geol. Soc. Am. 83, 3607-3612. [full text]
  49. Porter, S.C. (1972). Buried caldera of Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii. Science 175, 1458-1460.
  50. Porter, S.C. (1971). Holocene eruptions of Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii. Science 172, 375-377.
  51. Woodcock, A.H., Furumoto, A.S., Woollard, G.P. (1970). Fossil ice in Hawaii? Nature 226, 873.
  52. Woodcock, A.H. and Groves, G.W. (1969). Negative thermal gradient under alpine lake in Hawaii. Deep Sea Res., Suppl. 16, 393-405.
  53. Maciolek, J.A. (1969). Freshwater lakes in Hawaii. Int. Ver. Theor. Angew. Limnol. Verh. 17, 386-391.
  54. Woodcock, A.H., Rubin, M., Duce, R.A. (1966). Deep layer of sediments in alpine lake in the tropical mid-Pacific. Science 154, 647-648. [full text]
  55. Price, S. (1962). Snowfall in Hawaii. Weatherwise 15, 278.
  56. Stearns, H.T. (1945). Glaciation of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Bull. Geol. Soc. Am. 56, 267-274.
  57. Wentworth, C.K. and Powers, W.E. (1943). Glacial springs on the Island of Hawaii. Journal of Geology 60, 542-547.
  58. Wentworth, C.K. and Powers, W.E. (1941). Multiple glaciation of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Bull. Geol. Soc. Am. 52, 1193-1217.
  59. Hartt, C.E. and Neal, M.C. (1940). The plant ecology of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Ecology 21, 237-266.
  60. Wentworth, C.K. (1940). Ablation of snow under the vertical sun in Hawaii. Am. J. Sci. 238, 112-116.
  61. Gregory, H.E. and Wentworth, C.K. (1931). General features and glacial geology of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 48, 1719-1742.

Note: The above bibliography includes papers about geology, meteorology, and microbiology of the uppermost part of Mauna Kea. Its coverage of entomology is incomplete, and it does not include papers about archeology or astronomy.

Books, Book Chapters, Reports, and Theses

  1. West, M. J. (2015). A Sky Wonderful with Stars: 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea. University of Hawaii Press, 216pp.
  2. Eiben, J. (2012). Applied conservation research of the wekiu bug in Hawai`i: Life table analysis, population genetics, and phylogenetics create a holistic view of a rare and unique species. PhD Thesis, University of Hawaii.
  3. Da Silva, S. (2012). High altitude climate of the island of Hawaii. MS Thesis, University of Hawaii [full text]
  4. Eaton, L.A. (2011). Modeling the ecology of the Wekiu bug's Mauna Kea environment. MS Thesis, University of Hawaii.
  5. Ehses, J. (2007). GIS-gestützte Abschätzung möglicher Permafrostvorkommen am Mauna Kea, Hawaii, mittels klimageographischer Modellierung. Master's thesis, Technische Hochschule Aachen. [on file]
  6. da Silva, Sara Couto (2006). Climatological Analysis of Meteorological Observations of the Summit of Mauna Kea. Dissertation, University of Lisbon, pp 77. [on file]
  7. Porter, S. and R. Englund (2006). Possible geologic factors influencing the distribution of the Wekiu bug on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Final Report prep. for the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Hilo, Hawaii. 29 pp.
  8. Lang, L. and Byrne, D.A. (2005). Mauna Kea, A Guide to Hawaii's Sacred Mountain. Watermark Publishing, pp 152.
  9. West, M.J. (2005). A Gentle Rain of Starlight: The Story of Astronomy on Mauna Kea. Island Heritage, pp 108.
  10. Kumu Pono Associates LLC (2005). Mauna Kea - Ka Piko Kaulana O Ka Aina (Mauna Kea - The Famous Summit of the Land): A Collection of Native Traditions, Historical Accounts, and Oral History Interviews for: Mauna Kea, the Lands of Kaohe, Humuula and the Aina Mauna on the Island of Hawaii. Hilo, Hawaii, pp 640.
  11. Sarazin, M. (ed.) (2003). ESPAS Site Summary Series: Mauna Kea. [full text]
  12. Wolfe, E. W. (1987). Mauna Kea Summit and South Flank: Field Trip Guidebook. Geological Society of America, pp 38.
  13. Cruikshank, D.P. (1986). Mauna Kea: A Guide to the Upper Slopes and Observatories. University of Hawaii, pp 59.
  14. Massey, J.E. (1978). Lake Waiau: A Study of a Tropical Alpine Lake, Past and Present. PhD Dissertation, Botanical Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, pp 130.
  15. Stefanick, L.L. (1973). Summer succession of the micro organisms inhabiting Lake Waiau, Hawaii. MA Thesis, University of South Dakota.
Also see the comprehensive catalogue at the OMKM Library.
Compiled by NS, 2013-2017