Lisianski Island

[ Bathymetry | Backscatter | Optical Validation | Geomorphology ]

Coral at Neva.

Coral at Neva. (Click on it to open a larger version.)

Lisianski Island is 1.5 square kilometers, reaching a maximum height of 12 meters above sea level. The extensive surrounding reef, Neva Shoals, is an open atoll with a surface area of 979 sq. km above the 100 m isobath. The shoals are named for the ship Neva that ran aground there in 1805. Her captian, Iurii Lisianskii freed the ship by throwing the ship’s cargo overboard. The island is the tip of a huge coral bank, thought to be approximately 23 million years old.

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Small Lisianski 20 meter grid image.



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Optical Validation

Go to Lisianski optical validation page.



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