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Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations

Department of Environment, Government of Tuvalu

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This article presents an analysis of shoreline change in all 101 islands in the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu. Using remotely sensed data, change is analysed over the past four decades, a period when local sea level has risen at twice the global average (~3.90 ± 0.4 mm.yr−1). Results highlight a net increase in land area in Tuvalu of 73.5 ha (2.9%), despite sea-level rise, and land area increase in eight of nine atolls.

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Publisher Department of Environment, Tuvalu
Modified 06 July 2021
Release Date 06 July 2021
Homepage URL http://www.nature.com/naturecommunications
Identifier 737e7a41-89d9-424b-85dc-112e52b8bcca
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tuvalu
Language English
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Author Paul S. Kench, Murray R. Ford & Susan D. Owen
Contact Name Paul S. Kench, School of Environment, University of Auckland
Contact Email [email protected]