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Professional Paper 1386–A

Cryosphere Note 8 - Figure 1

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Figure 8-1.–Landsat image of four islands in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, about 200 kilometers northwest of Tahiti. Three of the islands are surrounded by fringing reefs with eroded extinct volcanoes within circumferential lagoons. Bora Bora is in the center. To its right is Taha’a and its neighbor to the south, Raiatea. Tupai, a small coral atoll, is in the upper left.

Figure 8–1. Geographic locations of areas of glaciers that were retreating during the 20th century and of the ice-core sites in many of these areas. Map compiled by the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.



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