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The geography of islands

November 30, 2020

Islands come in all shapes, sizes and types, from tiny rocky outcrops, to enormous continental landmasses. The true number of islands distributed in the planet’s seas and oceans is still elusive. Recent efforts bolstered by an abundance of detailed satellite imagery and the sophistication of geographic information systems (GIS) are bringing real answers to those questions closer than ever.

Publication Year 2020
Title The geography of islands
Authors Roger Sayre, Madeline Thomas Martin, Jill Janene Cress, Nick Holmes, Osgur McDermott-Long, Lauren Weatherdon, Dena Spatz, Keith VanGraafeiland, David Will
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70217711
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center; Land Change Science