Johnston Atoll is comprised of four island: Johnston, Sand, East and North. Only Johnston Island is inhabited by humans. Sand, East and North Islands are "birds only" sanctuaries and are small spots of coral sand in the lagoon. Johnston itself is only 2 miles long, 1/2 mile wide and seven feet high. Rogers and Hammerstein were't thinking of this place when they did "South Pacific". The atoll is located 800 miles southwest of Hawaii and is currently the home of the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS). Previously, Johnston Atoll was the primary testing site during the 1960s atmospheric nuclear testing. During World War II, it was an important aircraft refueling stop for planes on the way to the South Pacific.
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CIA - The World Factbook: United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges
Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
Climate Summary: 1951-2000
Weather statistics and trends from 1951 to present.
Encyclopedia of the Nations - Johnston Atoll
Provides information about the country's geography, people, government, economy and tourism. From Thomson Gale.
Jane's Oceania - Johnston Island History
A good, brief summary of JI history.
Johnston Island DX Expedition - 2001
A ham radio expedition to Johnston Island, 2001.
Johnston Island Memories
Find a history of Johnston Island, plus details about the men and women who served on the island.
University of Texas Libraries - Johnston Atoll Nautical Chart
NOAA navigational chart. Scale 1:50,000 1990 (289K)
Wikipedia - Johnston Atoll
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article covers the atoll's history and geography.
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