--SHIN-CHAN HAN of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia, who led a recent study of the Samoan Islands
in the South Pacific that found sea levels around the island of American Samoa have risen at a faster rate since a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the region in 2009.
"This study illustrates an example of how earthquake-induced (post-seismic) deformation could worsen the ongoing problem of sea level rise in the Samoan Islands
He went to Colombia in 1968 to encourage the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean to implement the teachings of the Second Vatican Council through the preferential option for the poor; and he went to Iran, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Samoan Islands
, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka in 1970.
Hempenstall is an accomplished biographer and historian of European colonialism in the Pacific--especially the Samoan islands
. From his academic positions in New Zealand and Australia--including a fellowship at the Australian National University where his office was down the corridor from Freeman's--Hempenstall was an interested and knowledgeable observer of Derek Freeman and the Freeman-Mead debates.
In March, the cruisers USS Philadelphia, HMS Tauranga, and HMS Porpoise, and the corvette HMS Royalist anchored off the Samoan Islands
; Seaman Norman Edsall was assigned to the Philadelphia.
The lush, tropical Samoan islands
are some of the most beautiful and exotic in the South Pacific and compare favorably with Moorea and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.
The complete solar electric system is financed by the Japanese government through the Pacific Environment Community Fund, and covers three separate sites on the two Independent Samoan islands
of Savai'I and Upolu.
broke up the nine Samoan islands
with the main Western Samoa islands of
Geology of the Samoan Islands
. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 56:1279 1332.
To evaluate these recent developments and to determine whether a sharper focus on ecological details is warranted, I analyze published data on orchid diversity in the Samoan islands
, a volcanic archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean.
The Independent State of Samoa includes the western end of the Samoan islands
, consisting of the two large islands of Upolu and Savai'i and seven small islets.