Palmyra Atoll

[ Bathymetry | Backscatter | Optical Validation | Seafloor Characterization ]

Image of Palmyra Atoll.Palmyra Atoll has the largest land mass of the six islands of the central U.S. Pacific Remote Island Area. It is located at 5°52′N 162°6′W, 61 km (33 nautical miles) south of Kingman Reef, and lies in the center of the Line Island chain. Palmyra’s administrative status is unique in that it is owned by a private organization, The Nature Conservancy, but administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, DOI. In 2001 the USFWS established a NWR at Palmyra.

Click thumbnail maps below to explore PIBHMC’s data sets.


Go to Palmyra bathymetry page.


Go to Palmyra Island backscatter page.

Optical Validation

Go to Palmyra optical validation page.

Go to Palmyra Island backscatter page.