Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tow tracks in west Hawaii

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Title:
Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tow tracks in west Hawaii
Abstract:
This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry and landsat imagery northwest of Hawai'i island. Optical data were collected by CRED TOAD camera sled from the Hawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary small boat the R/V Kohola cruise SB1505 and the NOAA survey launch R/V AHI during cruise SB1207. In addition, a drop camera system was used on the Nature Conservancy R/V Kaka for the final 4 days of the SB1505 cruise.
Supplemental_Information:
The island of Hawai'i is the southernmost island of the Hawai'ian archipelago. It is also the largest island with a land area of nearly 10,500 sq km. It is the youngest island of the archipelago with ongoing volcanic activity. Towed-camera sled optical surveying was carried out between Mahaiula Bay and Kawaihae Harbor during SB1505, between Kawaihae and Anaeho'omalu Bay during SB1207. Cruise metadata can be found here: <ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/hawaii/cred_toad_hawaii_sb1207_2012.txt> <ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/hawaii/cred_toad_hawaii_sb1505_2015.txt>

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), 20150901, Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tow tracks in west Hawaii.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.099
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.823
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.061
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.773

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/MHI_images/HAW_TOAD_445.jpg> (JPEG, PDF)
    Optical Classification

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

    Beginning_Date: 26-Jun-2012
    Ending_Date: 02-Jun-2015
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital image

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    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

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Who produced the data set?

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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), NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
    Honolulu, HI 96818
    USA

    808-725-5438 (voice)
    pibhmc@soest.hawaii.edu

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred


Why was the data set created?

To display locations of optical validation data northwest of Hawai'i island, collected by the CRED TOAD (towed optical assessment device) camera sled and the percent coverage of living scleractinian coral along the camera tracks.


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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)
    NOAA IRC
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
    USA

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    pibhmc@soest.hawaii.edu

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    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: 17-Oct-2015
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)
NOAA IRC
Honlulu, Hawaii 96818
USA

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

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


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