CRED Benthic Habitat Towboard Still Photos from Palmyra in March and April, 2004

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publication_Date: 20040520
Title:
CRED Benthic Habitat Towboard Still Photos from Palmyra in March and April, 2004
Description:
Abstract:
This data is in the form of JPEG still photos taken every 15 seconds from a benthic habitat towboard being towed by small boats at Palmyra Atoll between March 26 and April 5, 2004. The towboard is operated by a SCUBA diver who maintains the camera approximately 1 meter above the bottom while being towed behind a small boat for a 50-minute tow. Depth of the water is between 0-25 meters, and the tows are completed in forereef, backreef, and lagoon habitats. The digital photos are taken by a Canon EOS 10-D camera with a 20-mm lens, using a remote control attachment to fire the camera automatically every 15 seconds. There are approximately 200 pictures on each CD-rom, which represent the photos from one 50-minute tow. Photo dimensions, if printed, would be 108.37 cm wide by 72.25 cm tall. The resolution at "Draft" quality (the lowest) is 72 pixels/inch. The resolution at "Best" quality (the highest) is 266 pixels/inch. System requirements for viewing the photos are any PC, Mac, or other operating system with software installed to view JPEG images such as Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee, Quicktime, Canon Digital Camera File Viewer Utility or other photo viewing software. Each photo is approximately 2 megabytes. With just over 200 images per cd, each cd is approximately 400 megabytes. These CD-roms are currently stored at the Kewalo Research Facility in Honolulu, HI and copies are kept at a storage unit in Kaimuki, several miles away from the Kewalo facility.
Purpose:
Photos are taken of the bottom to document the benthic habitat. The photos are analyzed at the Kewalo Research Facility in Honolulu to determine percent cover of benthic substrates and the organisms covering the bottom. Data from the analysis of these photos will be input as another metadata record, hopefully linked to this one. Information on the coral reef benthic habitat in the U.S. affiliated Pacific Island areas is used for making decisions on the ecosystem management of these regions.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040326
Ending_Date: 20040405
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -162.15
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -162.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.90
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.85
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Visual Images > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Photic Zone Corals
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases > Bleaching
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitat
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: towboard
Theme_Keyword: ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: coral bleaching
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Palmyra Atoll
Place_Keyword: Western Pacific
Place_Keyword: U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island Areas
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PRIA
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Not applicable
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact_Person: Matt Dunlap
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
Country: USA
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: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
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: Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format:
Pictures taken with a Canon EOS-10D camera onto a 1.5 Gigabyte Compact Flash memory card, then burned onto CD-ROMS.
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
Call Contact for updated information. Currently, these CD-ROMS are stored at 2 locations in Honolulu. Eventually, these photos may be digitized and made available on a server, and/or sent to the National Oceanographic Data Center for storage.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140312
Metadata_Review_Date: 20081020
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact_Person: Matt Dunlap
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
Country: USA
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 Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20050307040759
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20040326
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20040405
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/cred_benthic_photos_palmyra_2004.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 896

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