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.
|Publisher||Department of Environment, Tuvalu|
|Modified||06 July 2021|
|Release Date||06 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Tuvalu|
|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]|