Hawaii Big island

[ Bathymetry | Backscatter | Optical Validation | Benthic Habitat | Geomorphology]

The Island of Hawaiʻi, also called the Big Island, is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles, it is larger than all of the other islands in the archipelago combined and is the largest island in the United States.In greatest dimension, the island is 93 miles (150 km) across and has a land area of 4,028 square miles comprising 62% of the Hawaiian Islands’ land area. Measured from its sea floor base to its highest peak, Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain, taller than Mount Everest is above sea level. (source: wikipedia)

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Benthic Habitat Maps

Dominant Benthic Structure and Biological Cover Habitat Maps for West Hawaii.





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Optical Validation