Majuro Atoll — Topobathymetric Model
This video is of is a three-dimensional (3D) view of the Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands topobathymetric model which consists of topography (land elevation) and bathymetry (water depth). This video shows the importance of high-resolution, detailed topobathymetric models because the highest natural elevation for the Majuro Atoll is only three meters. This video shows how the island nation is extremely vulnerable to sea-level rise, king tides, and flooding.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS Center) in collaboration with the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program and the Department of Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center developed this topobathymetric model and published the data and metadata on this USGS ScienceBase website.
Location Taken: Majuro Atoll, MH
Dean Tyler, CoNED Applications Project, USGS EROS Center
Department of Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program