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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (originally known as EOS AM-1) and Aqua (originally known as EOS PM-1) satellites. Terra's orbit around the Earth is timed so that it passes from north to south across the equator in the morning, while Aqua passes south to north over the equator in the afternoon. Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS are viewing the entire Earth's surface every 1 to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths (see MODIS Technical Specifications).

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Bio-ORACLE is a set of GIS rasters providing geophysical, biotic and environmental data for surface and benthic marine realms. The data are available for global-scale applications at a spatial resolution of 5 arcmin (approximately 9.2 km at the equator).

Linking biodiversity occurrence data to the physical and biotic environment provides a framework to formulate hypotheses about the ecological processes governing spatial and temporal patterns in biodiversity, which can be useful for marine ecosystem management and conservation.

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 Climate Change Directorate

Warming trends were evident in both annual and half year mean air temperatures since 1955 at Majuro. The frequency of warm days has increased. Data herein are records of the extreme minimum and extreme maximum daily and monthly temperature recorded for RMI from 1955 - 2014 that were further explained in page 47 of the SOE, 2016

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Historic temperature and precipitation/rainfall for the Marshall Islands form the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Data Portal.