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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Impacts to Avifauna from the Tohoku Tsunami 2011

June 25, 2018

This collection of nine datasets covers Midway Atoll and Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and was created to help estimate the impacts of the March 11, 2011 tsunami event on avifauna in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. For each island, we generated a coastline dataset and a land cover dataset based on satellite imagery taken the year before the tsuanmi event. We also created datasets of the inundation extent during the tsunami event based on GPS track files of the high water mark, taken by staff scientists stationed on the islands at the time of the tsunami. Additionally, nest distribution data were collected for black-footed albatrosses (Phoebastria nigripes) at Midway Atoll.