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Geospatial data of elemental contamination at Palmyra Atoll, 2008 and 2010

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Struckhoff, M.A., Papoulias, D.M., Orazio, C.E., Annis, M.L., Shaver, D.K. and Tillitt, D.E., 2017, Geospatial data of elemental contamination at Palmyra Atoll, 2008 and 2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74F1P00

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Palmyra atoll includes nearly 50 square kilometers of coral reef and 275 hectares of emergent lands that include forests of endangered Pisonia grandis trees and colonies of several species of birds. The reef is considered pristine, but some land areas and nearshore sediments are chemically contaminated from activities that occurred during the occupation of the atoll by the US Navy during World War II. In 2008 and 2010, screening surveys were conducted to measure elemental and organic contaminants in soils and sediments at locations known or suspected to be contaminated. A map of Navy facilities on the atoll in 1944 was scanned, mosaicked, and georeferenced, and identifiable facilities were digitized and attributed with information [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F74F1P00

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