Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
DOINews: Alaska CSC Participates in Fall 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting
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If you are traveling to the Fall 2013 AGU Meeting in San Fransisco, don't miss the many presentations from the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) staff and researchers!
A list of AK CSC Projects and Researchers Presenting at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting can be found here.
A list of AK CSC Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) Researchers Presenting at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting can be found here.
Also check out this talk from Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the AK CSC:
1:40 PM - 1:55 PM on Tuesday 12/10; GC23G-01. The limits of statistical climate-fire modeling: what goes up must come down Jeremy S. Littell; Donald McKenzie
And the sessions co-organized by AK CSC staffers:
GC11A. GC11A. Paleoclimate, Observations, and Models: Water Resource Management Under Climate Variability and Change I Posters; Convener(s): Jeremy Littell, Qiuhong Tang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Stephen Gray, and Benjamin Cook (NASA-GISS); Monday 12/9, 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Hall A-C (Moscone South)
GC14A. GC14A. Creating Policy-Relevant Resource Management Science under Climate Change II; Convener(s): Jake Weltzin (USA National Phenology Network), Mohammad Safeeq, Charles Luce (USDA Forest Service) and Jeremy Littell; Monday 12/9; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; 3003 (Moscone West)
GC41F. GC41F. Paleoclimate, Observations and Models: Water Resource Management Under Climate Variability and Change II (Virtual Option); Convener(s): Sally Langford (CIRES), Daniel Griffin (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Jeremy Littell and Gregory Pederson; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 3002 (Moscone West)