Mosaic of gridded multibeam bathymetry, LiDAR bathymetry and bathymetry derived from multispectral IKONOS satellite imagery of Saipan Island, Commonwealth of Northern Maraina Islands, USA

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Mosaic of gridded multibeam bathymetry, LiDAR bathymetry and bathymetry derived from multispectral IKONOS satellite imagery of Saipan Island, Commonwealth of Northern Maraina Islands, USA
Abstract:
Gridded multibeam bathymetry is integrated with gridded LiDAR bathymetry and bathymetry derived from multispectral IKONOS satellite data. Gridded (5 m cell size) multibeam bathymetry collected aboard NOAA Ship Hiialaka'i and R/V AHI. Lidar bathymetry were collected by the Naval Oceanographic Office. Bathymetry values shallower than 25 m were derived by gauging the reletive attenuation of blue and green spectral radiance as a function of depth. A multiple linear regression analysis of linearized blue and green band spectral values against depth determined the variables of y-intercept, blue slope and green slope values. Variables then used in multivariate slope intercept formula to derive depth. Variables were adjusted to improve the statistical accuracy and spatial coverage of the final derived bathymetry product. Digital image processing to derive depths conducted with the ENVI 4.5 software program while data editing and integration was performed using ArcGIS 9.3. This dataset is for the shelf environment of Saipan Island, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, USA
Supplemental_Information:
Gridded multibeam data were collected aboard the Hi'ialakai, a 218' United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research ship, and aboard the R/V AHI (Acoustic Habitat Investigator), a 25' survey launch owned and operated by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI. The metadata for the bathymetry is documented in the product metadata, saipan_5m.txt <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_cnmi_sai.htm> Lidar data were provided by the Naval Oceanographic Office, and were obtained using a SHOALS airborne system during January-March 2001. Original IKONOS imagery was purchased to support the Pacific Islands Geographic Information System (GIS) project and National Ocean Service's (NOS) coral mapping activities. Orthographically corrected IKONOS Imagery was provided by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment. The metadata for this IKONOS imagery is documented in the original product metadata, po_108479_metadata.txt, po_113126_metadata.txt and po_83075_metadata.txt. (<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/>)
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Gaia Geo-Analytical in collaboration with Davey Jones Locker GIS Laboratory, Oregon State Universtiy for Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center, 20110729, Mosaic of gridded multibeam bathymetry, LiDAR bathymetry and bathymetry derived from multispectral IKONOS satellite imagery of Saipan Island, Commonwealth of Northern Maraina Islands, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.548484
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.853369
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.313391
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.065562

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/CNMI_images/sai_bathymetry_mb&IKONOS_440.jpg> (PDF)
    Gridded Bathymetry

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

    Beginning_Date: 09-Mar-2001
    Ending_Date: 08-Jun-2007
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:

      • Dimensions 5445 x 6519 x 1, type Grid Cell

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 55
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 147.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and Column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 5.000000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 5.000000
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    NOAA PIFSC CRED, PIBHMC, NAVO, Davey Jones Locker GIS Laboratory Oregon State University

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


Why was the data set created?

The data were derived in support of NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program goals. Goal 1 is to map all U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems. This data set specifically addresses Objective 1 and 4: to develop high-resolution benthic maps and to characterize priority deep water reefs and associated habitats. This integration of derived bathymetry with multibeam sonar data provides a GIS layer with expanded spatial coverage that may be used for benthic and essential fish habitat characterization, and for the study of geologic features. By combining the dataset with other bathymetry, backscatter, derivatives, and in situ data, they collectively compose benthic habitat maps designed to be used to understand and predict shallow depth (0m to 150m) benthic habitats for organisms that inhabit coral reef ecosystems.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 07-Jul-2009 (process 1 of 1)
    Multiple tools in ENVI 4.5 were used to complete the following processing steps: Data conversion from digital number to radiance, correction for atmosphere and water surface reflection, linearization of spectral decay as function of depth, masking of non-applicable values, and bathymetric derivation using variables from multiple linear regression analysis. Multiple tools in ArcGIS 9.3 were used for dataset integration and to extract values for the multiple linear regression analysis and subsequent error analyses. The statisitcs program S-Plus was used for the multiple linear regression analysis to provide original variables for depth derivation. The multivariate slope intercept formula used to derive depth was Depth=Yint+(Mblue)(Xblue)+(Mgreen)(Xgreen). Sixteen derived products, six from the image saipan_075_msi_000.pix (Sai07500), five from the image saipan_126_msi_000.pix (Sai12600), four from the image saipan_479_msi_000.pix (Sai47900) and five from the image saipan_479_msi_001.pix (Sai47901), were integrated to expand spatial coverage. The original MLR variables for Sai07500 were Yint=-5.1796, Mblue=-14.7510, and Mgreen=17.0081. The product derived from these variables (Sai07500_DB) was mosaiced with five additional products derived using increasingly reduced Y-intercept values as follows: Yint=-6.1796 (Sai07500_DB1), Yint=-7.1796 (Sai07500_DB2), Yint=-8.1796 (Sai07500_DB3), Yint=-9.1796 (Sai07500_DB4), Yint=-10.1796 (Sai07500_DB5). This was done to increase coverage in shallow areas. More information on this integration process is provided in the product error analysis, availble from PIBHMC upon request. The original MLR variables for Sai12600 were Yint=10.7316, Mblue=-13.0256, and Mgreen=29.0495. The product derived from these variables (Sai12600_DB) was the only product derived from this image. More information on the treatment of this product is provided in the product error analysis, availble from PIBHMC upon request. The original MLR variables for Sai47900 were Yint=4.2506, Mblue=-17.2381, and Mgreen=30.5051. The product derived from these variables (Sai47900_DB) was mosaiced with three additional products derived using increasingly reduced Y-intercept values as follows: Yint=0.2506 (Sai47900_DB4), Yint=-3.7494 (Sai47900_DB8) and Yint=-7.7494 (Sai47900_DB12). This was done to increase coverage in shallow areas. More information on this integration process is provided in the product error analysis, availble from PIBHMC upon request. The original MLR variables for Sai47901 were Yint=16.0489, Mblue=-8.1726, and Mgreen=21.6609. The product derived from these variables (Sai47901_DB) was mosaiced with four additional products derived using increasingly reduced Y-intercept values as follows: Yint=12.0489 (Sai47901_DB4), Yint=8.0489 (Sai47901_DB8), Yint=4.0489 (Sai47901_DB12), Yint=0.0489 (Sai47901_DB16). This was done to increase coverage in shallow areas. More information on this integration process is provided in the product error analysis, availble from PIBHMC upon request. The derived bathymetry from each image were in turn mosaiced averaging the the concurrent data from image Sai07500 and Sai12600 (once it was trimmed) to minimize seams in the area of overlap. Data from this combined grid was prioritized below that from Sai47901 and data from Sai47900 received the highest priority. Data with better statistical accuracy was given higher "priority" so that they replaced concurrent data with lower accuracy during the mosaic process. This mosaiced derived bathymetry product (Sai_DBall) was then resampled to a 5 meter grid and integrated with the multibeam sonar data and LiDAR data, with sonar data prioritized over the LiDAR data and with the derived data given lowest priorty, to create the final product (Sai_MB_Li_DB). A detailed description of all processing steps is available at: <http://oregonstate.edu/~hogrefek/Cookbook/Cookbook_042108.pdf> An error analysis of each derived bathymetry grid used is available upon request.

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Data are collected for resource management and research purposes and are tested for internal consistency; however, no effort is made to compare these data to external references or to other published data.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Horizontal positioning system: GPS C/A Horizontal position accuracy: 25 meters

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    Range resolution of sonar: varies with depth Raw sounding resolution: varies with depth Vertical accuracy of gridded sonar product: ~ 1% of water depth Vertical accuracy of derived bathymetry product: 5 meter range

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Complete

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    These data are believed to be logically consistent though no tests were performed


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) University of Hawaii, Davey Jones Locker GIS Laboratory Oregon State University, and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) as the sources 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, HI 96818
    USA

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

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

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 12-Mar-2014
Last Reviewed: 06-Sep-2011
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
Honolulu, HI 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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