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Suwarrow Atoll

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1CHEN Lijun2
1Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2National Geomatics Center of China,Beijing 100830,China


Published:Jan. 2019

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Key Words:

Suwarrow Atoll,Northern Cook Islands,data encyclopedia


The Suwarrow Atoll is located at the most south of the Northern Cook Islands. Its geolocation is between 163°02′40″W and 163°11′57″W, 13°12′25″S and 13°20′04″S. Suwarrow Atoll is a coral atoll, located at the top of a submarine volcano over 4,000 meters below sea level on the Pacific Ridge. Total area of the Suwarrow Atoll is 0.75 km², and the coastline is 14.87 km. There is a lagoon 15.9 km long from north to south and 12.5 km wide from east to west, surrounding by a series of islands and islets, including Anchorage, East Island, Entrance, Turtle, Manu, Motu Tou, One Tree, Brushwood, Whale and Gull. The dataset was developed based on the Google Earth and related maps and references. The dataset is consisted of 15 data files and archived in the .kmz and shp data format with the data size of 178 KB (Compressed to 77.4 KB in two files).

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang,SHI Ruixiang,CHEN Lijun.Suwarrow Atoll[DB/OL].Global Change Data Repository,2019.DOI:10.3974/geodb.2019.01.16.V1.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SuwarrowAtoll.kmz 24.13KB
2 SuwarrowAtollshp.rar 53.32KB

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