Gridded multibeam bathymetry of Apra Harbor, Guam U.S. Territory

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
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)
Publication_Date: 20100901
Title:
Gridded multibeam bathymetry of Apra Harbor, Guam U.S. Territory
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_cnmi_apra_bathy.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Gridded bathymetry from Apra Harbor, Guam U.S. Territory. The netCDF and Arc ASCII grids include multibeam bathymetry from the Reson SeaBat 8125 multibeam sonar collected in 2008 by the NOAA Office of Coast Survey and the United States Navy Fleet Survey Team. The sonar frequency is 455 kHz and the data are gridded at 1 m resolution. The data served here were extracted from a Caris project provided by OCS and converted to netCDF and Arc ASCII grids by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division.
Purpose:
These data were collected in response to a request by the USN for a cooperative modern hydrographic survey with NOAA to provide contemporary hydrographic data to update the nautical charts in the area. The USN plans to use Apra Harbor, Guam as a primary port-of-call. These data will support safe navigation for the USN fleet in Apra Harbor by providing IHO Order 1 hydrography. They will also aid in ongoing habitat mapping efforts by NOAA PIFSC CRED.

These netCDF and ASCII grids were created using data gathered from multibeam soundings for use as a planning and reference document. The data are also being used for benthic habitat mapping, for locating Essential Fish Habitat, and for studying geologic features of the area. Refer to supplemental information for description of instrument and survey.

Supplemental_Information:
Survey data were acquired by the United States Navy (USN) Fleet Survey Team (FST) with Survey Vessel Swamp Fox. A Reson 8125 multibeam echosounder was mounted from an arm on the port side of the vessel. The Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar is operated in the stern-towed configuration. Additional detailed information on data acquisition, equipment configuration, and corrections can be found in the Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR), SWAMPFOX_DAPR_2008.pdf, that can be accessed at: www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc and is included in the ZIP file containing the bathymetry grids.

Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition Depth_System_Definition

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20080329
Ending_Date: 20080504
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.614
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.676
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.464
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.418
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Multibeam sonar
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: UTM Zone 55
Place_Keyword: Apra Harbor
Place_Keyword: Guam Island
Place_Keyword: U.S. Territory
Place_Keyword: United States of America
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Apra Harbour (13N144E0051)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Apra Harbour (13N144E0051)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Guam
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) University of Hawaii, the NOAA Office of Coast Survey, and the USN Fleet Survey Team as the sources of this information.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/CNMI_images/apra_bty_1m_445.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Multibeam Bathymetry
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit: NOAA OCS, USN FST, PIBHMC, CRED, PIFSC, NOAA, and JIMAR
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Not applicable
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
netCDF file created using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) in a LINUX environment ArcGIS ASCII file created in a LINUX environment

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent though no tests were performed
Completeness_Report: Complete
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal positioning system: see DAPR Horizontal position accuracy: see DAPR
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
see DAPR Raw sounding resolution: Variable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Refer to the the Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) that can be accessed at: www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc and is included in the ZIP file containing the bathymetry grids for detailed information on the bathymetry data processing steps.
Process_Date: 20101115

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 5061
Column_Count: 6664
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 55
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 147
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and Column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1
Ordinate_Resolution: 1
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Depth values are real values based on the average of the soundings that fell within the extracted grid cells. The number of soundings per grid cell range from >1000 soundings in shallow depths to as few as 20 soundings in deeper areas. A total error budget for these data have not been developed. Therefore, the accuracy of depth measurements is reported in the DAPR.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF
Format_Information_Content:
These data can be downloaded as either a 2-D binary netCDF raster grid or an ArcGIS ASCII text file. The netCDF grid is the default grid file format used by GMT (Generic Mapping Tools), which created this file. More information can be located at <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/and> <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/>. The Arc ASCII file, for use in ESRI's (<http://www.esri.com>) GIS software, can be converted to an Arc Raster Grid using ArcToolbox ASCII to Raster conversion tool.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/bathymetry/apra_1m_grd.zip>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc ASCII
Format_Information_Content:
These data can be downloaded as either a 2-D binary netCDF raster grid or an ArcGIS ASCII text file. The netCDF grid is the default grid file format used by GMT (Generic Mapping Tools), which created this file. More information can be located at <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/and> <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/>. The Arc ASCII file, for use in ESRI's (<http://www.esri.com>) GIS software, can be converted to an Arc Raster Grid using ArcToolbox ASCII to Raster conversion tool.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/bathymetry/apra_1m_asc.zip>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140312
Metadata_Review_Date: 20101202
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Universal Time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20101202031639
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20080329
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20080504
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/apra_bty_1m.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6066

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