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Rat Islands

LIU Chuang1YANG Aqiang2HU Wenyan1LIU Ronggao1
1 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing100101,China2 Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing100101,China



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Key Words:

Rat Islands,Aleutian Islands,Amchitka Island,Alaska,USA,data encyclopedia


The Rat Islands are a volcanic group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska, with the Near Islands group to its west, and Amchitka Pass and the Andreanof Islands group to its east, at about 177°11′52″E to 179°46′24″E, 51°20′54″N to 52°8′10″N. The larger islands in the group are, from west to east, Kiska, Little Kiska, Segula, Khvostof, Davidof, Little Sitkin, Amchitka, and Semisopochnoi. There are total of 10 islands with area great than 1km2. The island with the largest area 319.87km2 is Amchitka Island, and it has the longest coastline 304.12km. The total land area of the Rat Islands is 974.18km2 and the total coastline is 873.7km. The dataset was developed based on integration among the Google Earth images and related maps and records. The dataset is archived in the .shp and .kmz formats with the compressed data size of 3.94MB.

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences(Y22Q0203TD)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang, YANG Aqiang, HU Wenyan, LIU Ronggao. Rat Islands[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2016.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 RatIslands.kmz 1768.76KB
2 RatIslandsshp.rar 1132.32KB