In this article, authors explain how 114 years of Hawaiian-language newspapers starting in 1834 extend our knowledge of natural disasters into the nineteenth century and to precontact times.
Businger, S., Nogelmeier, M. P., Chinn, P. W. U., & Schroeder. T. (2018). Hurricane with a history: Hawaiian newspapers illuminate an 1871 storm. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 137-147.