NOS TIFF Image, 3M Backscatter Mosaic La Parguera, Puerto Rico, 2006 : Project NF-06-03, UTM 19 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), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: 200610
Title:
NOS TIFF Image, 3M Backscatter Mosaic La Parguera, Puerto Rico, 2006 : Project NF-06-03, UTM 19 NAD83
Edition: 1st
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/usvi_nps.aspx>
Description:
Abstract:
This image represents a 3 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the south west shore (La Parguera) of Puerto Rico.

NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, acquired multibeam bathymetry data in the US Virgin Islands from 3/21/06 to 4/2/06. Data was acquired with a hull-mounted Kongsberg Simrad EM 1002 multibeam echosounder (95 kHz) and processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS software. Data has all correctors applied (attitude, sound velocity) and has been reduced to mean lower low water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 19 north, datum WGS84. The backscatter component of the bathymetry data were geometrically and radiometrically corrected using Geocoder 2.8 software. Acoustic backscatter mosaics are ostensibly an important piece of information when characterizing surficial seafloor features and delineating benthic habitats.

The project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependant on the project area and depth. All users should individually evaluate the suitability of this data according to their own needs and standards.

Purpose:
This multibeam data was collected as IOCM (Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping) project NF-06-03 during the second year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize midshelf and deep water coral reef habitats at depths down to 1,000 meters. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2006 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the USVI seafloor.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060321
Ending_Date: 20060402
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.146480
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.902390
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.902505
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.844699
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > GIS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Attenuation/Transmission
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Mosaic
Theme_Keyword: Multibeam
Theme_Keyword: SWMB
Theme_Keyword: Raster
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: Biogeography
Theme_Keyword: Nancy Foster
Theme_Keyword: Simrad 1002
Theme_Keyword: Seafloor
Theme_Keyword: MBES
Theme_Keyword: NF0603
Theme_Keyword: Sonar
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: IOCM
Theme_Keyword: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: Slope
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Backscatter
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 Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: USVI
Place_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
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), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Contact_Position: Project Manager - US Virgin Islands
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
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) 713-4388
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography project manager for USVI.
Data_Set_Credit:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program

NOAA - NMAO personnel and R/V NANCY FOSTER

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
While the project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependant on project area and depth, all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Completeness_Report: n/a
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-06-03.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-06-03.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-06-03 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: 20060321
Ending_Date: 20060402
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-06-03 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), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-05-05 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: 200502
Ending_Date: 200502
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution:
Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw GSF data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For this project, the Chief Scientist was NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA's Tim Battista and the Lead Hydrographer was independent contractor Jay Lazar. Data was collected aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster from 3/21/06 to 4/5/06, as project number NF-06-03. Multibeam data was acquired in .all format with a hull-mounted Kongsberg Simrad EM 1002 multibeam echosounder (95 kHz). Simrad 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, depending on project area. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 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 Seabird Seaterm software. Positioning was obtained using Northstar 941X GPS receivers with differential correctors from U.S. Coast Guard CORS beacon Isabel, Puerto Rico. Data was reduced to Mean Lower-Low Water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS, based on National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) primary tide stations at Charlotte Amalie, VI (9751639) and Lime Tree Bay, VI (9751401).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-06-03 Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Raw SWMB data were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS v6.0 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: NF-06-03 HDCS Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Acoustic backscatter mosaics are ostensibly an important piece of information when characterizing surficial seafloor features and delineating benthic habitats. The multibeam backscatter data were corrected for geometric and radiometric distortions using Geocoder 2.8. In particular, the following corrections were applied where appropriate and when artifacts were evident: AVG Trend, TX Power and RX Gain, Area Correction, Spreading, Slant-Range and Extracted Beam Pattern. As no theoretical beam pattern for the Kongsberg Simrad 1002 system exists, it was extracted from a mapped area that was flat and had a relatively uniform (sandy) substrate. Individual lines were also truncated based on ping number and/or angle of incidence where appropriate. The final mosaics were exported as XYB files (i.e., X,Y locations in WGS 1984 UTM Zone 19N and Backscatter values as measured in decibels dBs).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-06-03 Backscatter Data
Process_Date: 200610

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 2042
Column_Count: 8603
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: 19
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -69.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and Column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 3.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 3.000000
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:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Contact_Position: Project Manager - US Virgin Islands
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
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) 713-4388
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography project manager for USVI.
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: TIFF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/usvi_nps/data/>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131022
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography
Contact_Person: Project Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>


CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20071221061435
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20060321
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20060402
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nos_backscatter_3m_puerto_rico_2006.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 1952

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