NOAA TIFF Image - 8m Slope, W00216 USVI 2011 , Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - NF-11-1 (2011), UTM 20N NAD83

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
NOAA TIFF Image - 8m Slope, W00216 USVI 2011 , Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - NF-11-1 (2011), UTM 20N NAD83
Edition: 1st
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/usvi_nps/data/>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains a unified GeoTiff with 8x8 meter cell size representing the slope (in degrees) of the 2011 biogeographic assessment of the US Virgin Islands, derived from data collected in March 2011. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch, in collaboration with NOAA vessel Nancy Foster, as well as federal, university, and private sector partners, acquired multibeam bathymetry data off of St. Thomas and St. John, USVI from 03/28/2011 to 04/14/2011. Data was acquired with a hull-mounted Kongsberg 1002 multibeam echosounder (95 kHz). It was processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS software. Attitude and sound velocity correctors applied to the data. Verified tides were not applied to the data, leaving the depth values referenced to the ellipsoid. The imagery is projected in the UTM Zone 20 north, NAD83 datum. The processed CARIS data was used to generate a CARIS BASE surface based on swath angle. The CARIS Export option "BASE Surface to Image" was then used to create a GeoTiff of the priority areas. Slope was derived from this surface using the slope calculator, a function of ESRI&#146;s Spatial Analyst extension.
Purpose:
This multibeam data was collected for biogeographic habitat mapping as part of the US Caribbean Seafloor Characterization Project. The multibeam component of the cruise was intended to both provide fine scale acoustic imagery of the USVI seafloor, as well as serve as an exploratory tool for snapper-grouper spawning sites.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110328
Ending_Date: 20110414
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.688480
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.653246
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.234974
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.211974
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
M053 Mapping essential fish habitat within Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) in the U.S. Caribbean
Theme_Keyword: 20675
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry/Topography
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Slope
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme_Keyword: Seafloor
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: SoNAR
Theme_Keyword: Benthic
Theme_Keyword: MBES
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Kongsberg1002
Theme_Keyword: Nancy Foster
Theme_Keyword: Biogeography
Theme_Keyword: NOAAF
Theme_Keyword: Raster
Theme_Keyword: Multibeam
Theme_Keyword: Tiff
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Slope
Theme_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Theme_Keyword: USVI
Theme_Keyword: St. John
Theme_Keyword: Deep Corals
Theme_Keyword: Mosaic
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Caribbean Sea
Place_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: St. John
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)
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2011
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints:
Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION. These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position: Project Manager - Deep Coral Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4, N/SCI 1
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography Branch project manager for the Deep Coral Project.
Data_Set_Credit:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 10

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Even though the survey was conducted to meet IHO standards, all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Completeness_Report:
This GeoTiff is sourced from a CARIS gridded dataset. The original full-resolution multibeam data was used to create a downsampled uniform-resolution CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) surface grid with a best depth component. The downsampled grid nodes from that depth surface were then exported and used to generate the ESRI Grid. Some positional shifts may have occurred between the original data points and the transformed grid.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Raw Multibeam Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110328
Ending_Date: 20110414
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Raw Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution: Original raw full resolution dataset.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110328
Ending_Date: 20110414
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution:
Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw .ALL data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: CARIS BASE Surface
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110328
Ending_Date: 20110414
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BASE Surface
Source_Contribution:
Downsampled CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) grid with best depth layer. Sourced from processed HDCS data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: WOO216_NF2011_Slope1m.tif
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110328
Ending_Date: 20110414
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: unpublished bathymetry
Source_Contribution: unpublished bathymetry
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For this project, data was collected aboard the Nancy Foster from 03/28/2011 to 04/14/2011. Multibeam data were acquired in .all format with a hull-mounted Kongsberg 1002 multibeam echosounder (95 kHz). Backscatter snippet collection was enabled. Line spacing for acquisition was three times the water depth, and data was retained out to 60 degrees from nadir. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 V4 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and associated Trimble GPS antennas. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SeaCat SBE19P CTD profiler and processed using NOAA's Velocwin V8.85 software, then applied directly to the raw data. Positioning was obtained using Trimble Zephyr GPS receivers.
Process_Date: 2011
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Raw .all data were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS & Sips 7.0 software, resulting in a CARIS HDCS format dataset with all correctors applied. Attitude and SWMB data was cleaned of fliers, and SWMB data was reviewed in subset mode by a NOAA contractor.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Raw Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 2011
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
After being submitted to CCMA by the contractor,CARIS HIPS v7.0 was used to generate a CARIS BASE surface (similar to a DTM), based on weighted swath angle, from the processed HDCS data. Then CARIS export tool "BASE Surface to Image" was used to export a GeoTiff in NAD83 UTM zone 20N.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 2011
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A GeoTIFF of source bathymetry was input into the Slope calculator tool, a component of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension. The output grid of calculated slope, with units in degrees, was created with vertical exaggeration z=1 and with the same grid resolution as the source bathymetry.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BASE Surface
Process_Date: 2011

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 314
Column_Count: 463
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: 20
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63
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: 4.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 4.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: None
Depth_Resolution: 0.0000001
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit Depth Coordinate Included with Horizontal Coordinates

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position: Project Manager - Deep Coral Project
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4, N/SCI 1
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography Branch project manager for the Deep Coral Project.
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GeoTIFF
Transfer_Size: 0.568
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/usvi_nps/2011/slope/stj_shelf_slope_8m_11.zip>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140918
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121206
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: USVI Project Manager
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position: Acoustic Mapping Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
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: 20121206045617
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20110328
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20110414
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nf11w00216_1002_slope8m_metadata.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6585

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