Classifying Pacific islands

@article{Nunn2016ClassifyingPI,
  title={Classifying Pacific islands},
  author={Patrick D. Nunn and Lalit Kumar and I. G. Eliot and Roger F. Mclean},
  journal={Geoscience Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-19}
}
An earth-science-based classification of islands within the Pacific Basin resulted from the preparation of a database describing the location, area, and type of 1779 islands, where island type is determined as a function of the prevailing lithology and maximum elevation of each island, with an island defined as a discrete landmass composed of a contiguous land area ≥1 ha (0.01 km2) above mean high-water level. Reefs lacking islands and short-lived (<20 years) transient islands are not included… 
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