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“High” and “Low” Pacific Islands Face Different Threats

Figure 23.2


This figure appears in chapter 23 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/hawaii-and-pacific-islands/graphics/%E2%80%9Chigh%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Clow%E2%80%9D-pacific-islands-face-different

The Pacific Islands include “high” volcanic islands, such as that on the left, that reach nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, and “low” atolls and islands, such as that on the right, that peak at just a few feet above present sea level. (Left) Ko‘olau Mountains on the windward side of Oahu, Hawai‘i (Photo credit: kstrebor via Flickr.com). (Right) Laysan Island, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Photo credit: Andy Collins, NOAA).

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