Wow Steve that _is_ green! These photos are great. What confuses me
however is the "tramway". All along I expected railroad style tracks,
but the photograph looks like white stones or coral. The picture of
the woman in front of the sign is very neat, with the greenery seeming
to go on forever. This greatly contrasts the Schwartz photos, taken in
October, roughly six months later. But then again Jarvis is so close
to the Equator that the climate should stay the same year-round. So El
Niño y La Niña cause these variations?
On 8/7/07, Steven Higley <higleysteve@...> wrote:
> Hello virtual Jarvis island,
> I've just uploaded a Word document containing a dozen Jarvis
> island photographs, all downloaded from the Pacifc Biodiversity
> Information Forum. These seem very recent and I'll conjecture that
> they are from the 2004 visit. I have not posted these to the website
> yet as I have not decided where they will go. Most are clearly
> related to the biology of Jarvis island but a few are more related to
> the conservation status and history. They will be put on the website
> soon enough.
> I'm amazed at how gree the island was in these pictures and I'll
> conjecture again that this was during Jarvis' brief rainy season
> around March and April - although that depends too on whether it is
> an El Nino year, a La Nina year or a transition year. Speaking of
> weather, I am getting the weather observation for jarvis iland for
> the IGY. Unfortunately, it appears that the National Climate Data
> Center (NCDC)has lost the weather observation from 1935-1942! AUGH!
> These records would be very valuable for El Nino and Global Warming
> Speaking of the IGY, I'll be adding a much expanded section on the
> IGY stay at Jarvis island in the near future, as well as some
> interesting articles I've just uncovered regarding the guano mining
> period (specifically 1872).
> I'd like to add an entire chapter on the three (four?)
> DXpeditions I know of, so any of you who were part of those and want
> to see your history posted, let me know and we can start that
> Thanks to all and enjoy. Comments always welcome.
> Steve H.
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