CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Kauai, 2005

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Title:
CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Kauai, 2005
Abstract:
This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry.
Supplemental_Information:
Kauai, the oldest and northwestern most of the large Hawaiian islands, is also home to the wettest place on earth (Mount Waialeale). These factors have combined to erode any trace of the volcano's original shape, leaving the most complex terrestrial geomorphology of all the Hawaiian islands. Kauai is 1430 sq. km in area, reaches 1598 m at Kawaikini, has 145 km of shoreline and an estimated reef area of 266 sq. km. The island is roughly centered around 22 degrees 05'N, 159 degrees 30'W, which makes it the most removed island from the magma-producing hotspot, along with Niihau. Kauai is separated from Niihau by only 21 km, but the channel between them is 1097 m deep. Like all of the main Hawaiian islands, it is considered a high island and contributes significant nutrient and sediment runoff to coastal waters. The human population was counted at 50,947 in 1990. Kauai has no designated marine protected areas. Cruises CoRIS Metadata Record Names HI0505 cred_toad_kauai_2005

Resource Description: Digital video images that are geo-referenced to navigation files.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 200606, CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Kauai, 2005.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.79152
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.27832
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.25148
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.86319

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/MHI_images/kau_toad_445px.jpg> (JPEG)
    This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry.

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 2005
    Ending_Date: 2005
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital image

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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Benthic Habitat Mapping Group, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), NOAA

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Attn: John Rooney
    NOAA IRC
    Honolulu, HI 96818

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    808 725-5429 (FAX)
    nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred


Why was the data set created?

To display locations of optical validation data collected and percent coverage of scleractinian coral at Kauai.


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please acknowledge the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as the source of this information.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Attn: John Rooney
    NOAA IRC
    Honolulu, HI 96818

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    808 725-5429 (FAX)
    nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
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    Downloadable Data

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    These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

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Dates:
Last modified: 12-Mar-2014
Metadata author:
Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Attn: CRED Data Management Team
NOAA IRC
Honolulu, HI 96818

808 725-5360 (voice)
808 725-5429 (FAX)
nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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