Palau

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Changes in the Palau climate 

  • Temperatures have warmed and will continue to warm with more very hot days in the future.
  • Rainfall at Koror shows no clear trend since 1948. Wet season rainfall is generally projected to increase over this century, with more extreme rainfall days and less droughts.
  • Ocean acidification has been increasing in Palau’s waters. It will continue to increase and threaten coral reef ecosystems.
  • Wave height in December to March is projected to decrease by the end of the century, with a slight decrease in wave period. In June to September a small decrease in period is projected, with a clockwise rotation toward the south.
  • Sea level near Palau has risen and will continue to rise throughout this century.

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Country Information 

Geographic coordinates:                  Lat. 3°N–9°N, Long. 131°E–135°E

Total land area                                   488 km2

Exclusive economic zone (EEZ)     3,120,000 km2

Population (2011 estimate)             20,643