Summit to Sea Characterization of Coastal Watersheds - US Virgin Islands 2005

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Team
Publication_Date: 200511
Title:
Summit to Sea Characterization of Coastal Watersheds - US Virgin Islands 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/summit_sea/summit_sea2.aspx>
Description:
Abstract:
This Characterization of Coastal Watershed for St Croix, St. John and St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is a GIS products suite consisting of layers derived from diverse source data sets and subsequent GIS processes. The layers are:

1. Watershed boundaries (shapefiles), or hydrological units and their physical and erosion related characteristics; 2. Estimated depth represents the relative bathymetry of the U.S. Virgin Islands shallow waters based on Landsat imagery: 3. Indicates the potential threat of sediment delivery and land-based sources of pollution to benthic habitats. This dataset is derived from NOAA's study, the Benthic Habitats of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: 4. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was created from the existing U.S. Geological Survey, National Elevation Dataset (NED) by filtering artifacts, converting to the NAD83 datum, edge-matching, and sliver filling of missing data. 5. Steepest downhill descent for each raster cell calculated by the Slope function in ArcGIS; 6. Relative erosion rate by land cover type 2000 were determined from a table; 7. Relative erosion rate by land cover type 1990 were determined from a table; 8. Erodibility of soils (Kffact) based upon soil composition derived from the SSURGO soils data base; 9. Mean annual precipitation (mm), derived from climate data collected at weather stations from 1990-2000 (NOAA Monthly Surface Data, NCDC); 10. Maximum monthly precipitation, derived from monthly precipitation for all available weather stations in U. S. V. I. 11. Watershed outflow points, (areas of maximum flow accumulation within hydrological basins) calculated from FLOWDIRECTION and FLOWACCUMULATION which were derived from the Digital Elevation Model (DEM); 12. topographic slope for Puerto Rico, derived from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Elevation Dataset using various processing and filtering to improve results; 13. Relative Erosion Potential - 2000 (an indicator of sediment and pollution runoff) derived from USGS National Elevation Dataset, NRCS Soils Database and NOAA Monthly Surface Data; 14. Relative Erosion Potential - 1990 derived from USGS National Elevation Dataset, NRCS Soils Database and NOAA Monthly Surface Data; 15. Potential threat of sediment delivery and land-based sources of pollution to coral ecosystems derived from land cover (LC) database (Created by spectral analysis of consistently orthorectified Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery), USGS National Elevation Dataset, NRCS Soils Database and NOAA Monthly Surface Data; and 16. Relative vulnerability to erosion - 2000 derived from land cover (LC) database (Created by spectral analysis of consistently orthorectified Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery), USGS National Elevation Dataset, NRCS Soils Database.

Purpose:
To explore the spatial linkages between changes in coral reef ecosystems and land use change, and land-based sources of pollution for U. S. Virgin Islands.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1999
Ending_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.153531
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.183567
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.884064
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.594527
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword: Management tools for Land Based Sources of Pollution
Theme_Keyword: 1415
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Watershed Characterization
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Basins
Theme_Keyword: Watersheds
Theme_Keyword: Outflow
Theme_Keyword: Discharge
Theme_Keyword: Runoff
Theme_Keyword: Topography
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Depth
Theme_Keyword: Pollution
Theme_Keyword: Land Based Sources of Pollution
Theme_Keyword: Sediment
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Delivery
Theme_Keyword: Erosion Potential
Theme_Keyword: Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface
Theme_Keyword: Geodata
Theme_Keyword: Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Raster
Theme_Keyword: Slope
Theme_Keyword: Erosion
Theme_Keyword: Rate
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Rusle
Theme_Keyword: Soils
Theme_Keyword: Mean Annual Precipitation
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Maximum Monthly Precipitation
Theme_Keyword: Landforms
Theme_Keyword: Terrain Elevation
Theme_Keyword: Cartography
Theme_Keyword: Erosion Vulnerability
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Watershed Data
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Runoff
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Erosion/Sedimentation > Erosion
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Saint John
Place_Keyword: Saint Thomas
Place_Keyword: Saint Croix
Place_Keyword: U. S. Virgin Islands
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of NOAA, National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Team's Summit to Sea Project will be appreciated. The distribution of this data product by NOAA does not constitute any real or implied responsibility for its accuracy or usefulness. Map products should not be used for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steve Rohmann
Contact_Organization: NOAA - NOS
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713 3000 x137
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713 4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Rohmann@noaa.gov
Data_Set_Credit: NOAA Summit-to-Sea Project, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 20
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 30.0000
Ordinate_Resolution: 30.0000
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

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA - Summit-to-Sea Project
Contact_Person: Aurelie C. Shapiro
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East-West highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 3000 x202
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aurelie.shapiro@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and 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: ArcGIS digital vector (shapefiles) and digital raster files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcGIS digital vector (shapefiles) and raster files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nos/Summit2Sea/USVirginIslands>
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: Contact Distributor.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA - NOS
Contact_Person: Steve O. Rohmann
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 3000 x137
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>


CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20060508050301
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19990101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20031231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/characterization_of_watersheds_us_virgin_islands_2005.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 1298

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