Waves wash over a road on Roi-Namur Island

View of a roadway on a tropical island with palm trees, the area is being overwashed by waves and flooded.

Detailed Description

Waves wash over a road on Roi-Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, during a particularly high tidal event. USGS is studying how slightly reduced rainfall combined with sea-level rise affect freshwater sources on low-lying Pacific coral islands. Photo credit: Peter Swarzenski, former USGS scientist


Image Dimensions: 1800 x 1218

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Location Taken: MH