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4'' Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA, Sandstone 3d printed Radiance rendering of model, viewed from the South

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Radiance rendering of model, viewed from the South
4'' Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA, Sandstone 3d printed Radiance rendering of model, viewed from the South
4'' Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA, Sandstone 3d printed Radiance rendering of model, viewed from the South

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4'' Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA, Sandstone

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"Waimea" means "reddish water" in Hawaiian, and this 3000'-deep canyon on the island of Kaua'i has been carved through reddened basalt deposits which originated when the large volcano that formed the island collapsed. Called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific", this canyon exhibits many of the characteristics of Arizona's Grand Canyon: temples and towers, numerous layers of varying strength leading to a terraced appearance, and, of course, its reddish color. Nearby Mt. Wai'ale'ale is one of the wettest spots on Earth---it rains 335 days per year, an average of just over 1" of rain per day. Some of that rain sits in the square miles of swamps in Alaka'i Wilderness Preserve, but much of it flows Westward toward and into the many tributaries of the Waimea River that carved out the canyon.

Our model of Waimea Canyon covers the central and deepest part of the canyon. Ka'ana, Pu'uhinehina Lookout, and the NASA tracking stations form the Northwest corner, following the Po'omau Stream upriver to the Mohihi Falls and the Mohihi Ditch Trail, and ending at the peak of the Kohua Ridge to the Northeast. The Koai'e Canyon is south of that, followed by the Kawaliki and Kaluaha'ula Ridges. Farther south is the dramatic Wai'alae Stream and Ka'ala (peak). A pinnacle uphill from Poacher's Camp is one of the features of this 3D map that is not obvious at all on a flat map. The South border of the map is right at Mauka Powerhouse, and up the valley slope to the West is Kukui and the Iliau Nature Loop. Running up the Western face you will find Waimea Canyon Lookout, Pu'ukapele (peak), and Pu'ulua (peak) next to the Lua Reservoir. All of these features make Waimea Canyon one of TinyMtn's most rugged and detailed models. We hope you enjoy it.

Model scale is 1:88600
Model covers an area approximately 5.5 by 5.5 miles
Altitudes covered: 490' to 3933'
There is never any vertical exaggeration in TinyMtn models.

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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Strong and Flexible" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "White Strong and Flexible" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here.

These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please contact us and we'll try to accommodate your request.

(C) 2013 TinyMtn (TM)
Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/

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4'' Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA, Sandstone
Radiance rendering of model, viewed from the South
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