NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (CCAP) 2001-2006 Era Land Cover Change Data of the Southern United States

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Coastal Services Center (CSC)
Publication_Date: 20071031
Title:
NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (CCAP) 2001-2006 Era Land Cover Change Data of the Southern United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Remote Sensing Image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, SC
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/landcover>
Description:
Abstract:
The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) products are part of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics program, a nationally standardized database of land cover and change information, for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats, on a one-to-five year repeat cycle.  The timeframe for the metadata is reported as 1996-Era, 2001-Era, or 2006-Era, but the actual dates of the landsat imagery used to create the land cover may have been acquired a few years before or after each era.  hese maps are developed utilizing Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions. This is a parent metadata record for this region. More detailed metadata is available at the dataset level.
Purpose:
C-CAP is dedicated to the development, distribution, and application of land cover and change data for the coastal regions of the U.S. This effort is being conducted in close coordination with state coastal management agencies, the interagency Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, and the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2001 effort.
Supplemental_Information:
Attributes for this product are as follows:0 Background1 Unclassified (Cloud, Shadow, etc)2 High Intensity Developed3 Medium Intensity Developed4 Low Intensity Developed5 Developed Open Space6 Cultivated Land7 Pasture/Hay8 Grassland9 Deciduous Forest10 Evergreen Forest11 Mixed Forest12 Scrub/Shrub13 Palustrine Forested Wetland14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland16 Estuarine Forested Wetland17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland19 Unconsolidated Shore20 Bare Land21 Open Water22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed23 Estuarine Aquatic Bed24 Tundra25 Snow/Ice
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990730
Ending_Date: 20050815
Currentness_Reference: Date of Landsat Scenes
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: 5 years, or as needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -101.077
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.805
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.833
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.226
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover Analysis
Theme_Keyword: CCAP
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Change Analysis Program
Theme_Keyword: Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: ImageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomorphology > Coastal Landforms/Processes
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Estuarine Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Geomorphology Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: U.S.
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: U.S. Coastal Zone
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Florida
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843)740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clearinghouse@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2: ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Western United States
Entity_Type_Definition:
Western United States zones 1,2,3,4 and 5 as delineated by NOAA using scene boundaries, hydrological units, and county boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Landcover Classification
Attribute_Definition:
Landcover Classification as determined by NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C- CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1 Unclassified
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This class contains no data due to cloud conditions or data voids.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: N/A
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2 High Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains little or no vegetation. This subclass includes heavily built-up urban centers as well as large constructed surfaces in suburban and rural areas. Large buildings (such as multiple family housing, hangars, and large barns), interstate highways, and runways typically fall into this subclass. Impervious surfaces account for 80-100 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3 Medium Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains substantial amounts of constructed surface mixed with substantial amounts of vegetated surface. Small buildings (such as single family housing, farm outbuildings, and large sheds), typically fall into this subclass. Impervious surfaces account for 50-79 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4 Low Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains constructed surface mixed with vegetated surface. This class includes features seen class 3, with the addition of streets and roads with associated trees and grasses. Impervious surfaces account for 21-49 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5 Developed Open Space
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas with a mixture of some constructed materials, but mostly vegetation in the form of lawn grasses. This subclass includes parks, lawns, athletic fields, golf courses, and natural grasses occurring around airports and industrial sites. Impervious surfaces account for less than 20 percent of total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6 Cultivated Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes herbaceous (cropland) and woody (e.g., orchards, nurseries, and vineyards) cultivated lands.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7 Pasture/Hay
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by grasses, legumes or grass-legume mixtures planted for livestock grazing or the production of seed or hay crops.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8 Grassland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Dominated by naturally occurring grasses and non-grasses (forbs) that are not fertilized, cut, tilled, or planted regularly.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9 Deciduous Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas dominated by single stemmed, woody vegetation unbranched 0.6 to 1 meter above the ground and having a height greater than 5 meters and cover more than 20% of land area. More than 75 percent of the tree species shed foliage simultaneous in response to seasonal change.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10 Evergreen Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas in which more than 67 percent of the trees remain green throughout the year. Both coniferous and broad-leaved evergreens are included in this category. Trees must be taller than 5 meters and more than 20% of the land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11 Mixed Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains all forested areas in which both evergreen and deciduous trees are growing and neither predominate. Trees must be taller than 5 meters and more than 20% of the land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12 Scrub/Shrub
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas dominated by woody vegetation less than 5 meters in height. This class includes true shrubs,young trees, and trees or shrubs that are small or stunted because of environmental conditions. Includes both evergreen and deciduous scrub.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13 Palustrine Forested Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation greater than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation less than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by persistent emergents, emergent mosses, or lichens, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16 Estuarine Forest Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation greater than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is above 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation less than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is above 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by erect, rooted, herbaceous hydrophytes (excluding mosses and lichens) that are present for most of the growing season in most years. Perennial plants usually dominate these wetlands. All water regimes are included except those that are subtidal and irregularly exposed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 19 Unconsolidated Shore
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by substrates lacking vegetation except for pioneering plants that become established during brief periods when growing conditions are favorable. Erosion and deposition by waves and currents produce a number of landforms, such as beaches, bars, and flats, all of which are included in this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20 Bare Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Composed of bare soil, rock, sand, silt, gravel, or other earthen material with little or no vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21 Open Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all areas of open water with less than 25 percent cover of vegetation or soil.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes wetlands and deepwater habitats dominated by plants that grow principally on or below the surface of the water for most of the growing season in most years. Salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23 Estuarine Aquatic Bed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes widespread and diverse Algal Beds in the Marine and Estuarine Systems, where they occupy substrates characterized by a wide range of sediment depths and textures. They occur in both the Subtidal and Intertidal Subsystems and may grow to depths of 30 m (98 feet). This includes kelp forests. Salinity due to ocean-derived salts is equal to or above 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24 Tundra
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes treeless cover beyond the latitudinal limit of the boreal forest in pole-ward regions and above the elevation range of the boreal forest in high mountains.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 25 Snow/Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes persistent snow and ice that persist for greater portions of the year.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843)740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clearinghouse@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20081219
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843)740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843)740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/docs/ncddcmdprofile_v2.pdf>

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CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20081219060437
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19990730
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20050815
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nos_ccap_south_2001_2006_parent.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 2472

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