Side-scan imagery 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: Side-scan imagery 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_backscat.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Gridded side-scan imagery collected in Apra Harbor, Guam U.S. Territory, USA. The GeoTIFF and Arc ASCII file includes data that were collected using a Klein 3000 high-resolution side-scan sonar system with dual operating frequencies of 100 and 500 kHz. The data were collected in 2008 by the NOAA Office of Coast Survey and the United States Navy Fleet Survey Team and were preliminarily processed by NOAA OCS using the Caris software. Additional processing and mosaicking was performed by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division.
Purpose:
The GeoTIFF and Arc ASCII of side-scan imagery 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 the supplemental information for instrument and survey information.
Supplemental_Information:
Survey data were acquired by the United States Navy (USN) Fleet Survey Team (FST) with Survey Vessel Swamp Fox. 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) that can be accessed at: www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc and is included in the ZIP file containing the side-scan GeoTIFF.
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: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.623
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.676
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.464
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.418
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Backscatter
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Backscatter
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Acoustic Imagery
Theme_Keyword: Side Scan
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 (Office of Ocean Exploration and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center) and 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_ss_1m_445.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Side Scan/Acoustic Imagery
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPG
Data_Set_Credit:
Benthic Habitat Mapping Group, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), NOAA and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) are the sources of this information.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Not applicable
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable

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 Range resolution of sonar: see DAPR Raw sounding resolution: see DAPR Vertical accuracy of gridded product: see DAPR
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Klein 3000 system consists of a Klein towfish, a Transceiver/Processing Unit (TPU), and a computer for user interface. The along-track resolution is approximately 30cm at the 100m range scale, even when acquiring data at speeds up to 10 knots. Across-track resolution is typically 7.5cm at the 100m range scale. The achievable 0.3m resolution meets the OCS Hydrographic Surveys Specifications and Deliverables Manual for object detection. ISIS Sonar Pro is used to acquire data with the Klein 3000 SSS. Sonar Pro is a Windows-based acquisition software package that provides real-time data display and sonar control. Sonar Pro is used to acquire Klein 3000 data in XTF format. Data acquisition is monitored real time by a qualified sonar operator. The primary user settings that are adjustable during SSS acquisition are the range scale and the resolution. Typically, the range scale and resolution are set prior to logging data and not changed again until the surveyed depth area changes.

Caris HIPS/SIPS (Hydrographic Information Processing System/ Side-scan Information Processing System) is used for processing, correcting, and analyzing all bathymetric, side scan, and phase-differencing bathymetric sonar data. Caris SIPS is used for converting and correcting side-scan sonar imagery and for contact selection and mosaic generation. After acquisition, SSS data are converted from XTF format to Caris HDCS format. Fish height, vessel heading (gyro), and vessel navigation records are then reviewed and corrected and recalculated. Data are then slant-range corrected to 0.1m with beam pattern correction. Side scan mosaics were created using the SIPS side scan editor. Mosaics consisted of combinations of lines that resulted in a seamless product after interpolation was applied during GeoBAR creation in Caris SIPS. Since the dataset is so large, a final mosaic was created using ArcGIS 9.x Raster Dataset Tools in the Toolbox. See the SWAMPFOX Data Acquisition and Processing Report included in the side-scan data download ZIP file (apra_ss_1m.zip) available from <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc>.

Process_Date: 20101122

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 5127
Column_Count: 5727
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: mean lower low water
Depth_Resolution: 0.01
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute Values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Backscatter data within a GSF file are arranged as small sequences of intensity values, one sequence per beam per ping. The intensity values represent the amplitude of echo returns to the sensor and can be related to seabed hardness and roughness.
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: GeoTIFF, .tif
Format_Information_Content:
TIFF is a format for storage, transfer, display, and printing of raster images. The TIFF file structure allows both the tag and the image data to be encoded into the same file. GeoTIFF refers to a TIFF file that has geographic data embedded as tags within the TIFF file. The geographic data can be used to position the image in the correct location and geometry on the screen of a geographic information display. Any GIS, CAD, Image Processing, Desktop Mapping and other types of systems using geographic images can read any GeoTiff file. More specifically, files of this type can be added to ArcInfo and ArcView 8.x or higher and may be viewed in the Table of Contents as a new raster layer. Image visualization software that does not use geography as a basis for image placement can view a GeoTIFF image as if there were no geographic information in the TIFF file. For example, GeoTIFF files can be viewed using Windows Picture and Fax viewer.The GeoTIFF format is public domain, non-proprietary.
File_Decompression_Technique: none
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/backscatter/apra_ss_1m.rar>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc ASCII, .asc
Format_Information_Content:
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.
File_Decompression_Technique: none
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/backscatter/apra_ss_1m.rar>
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: Local Time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20101202025054
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20080329
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20080504
CoRIS_Metadata_Link: <http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/apra_ss_1m.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6065

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