Preliminary hard and soft bottom seafloor substrate map (40m grid) derived from an unsupervised classification of gridded backscatter and bathymetry derivatives at Rose Atoll, Territory of American Samoa, USA.

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publication_Date: 20110729
Title:
Preliminary hard and soft bottom seafloor substrate map (40m grid) derived from an unsupervised classification of gridded backscatter and bathymetry derivatives at Rose Atoll, Territory of American Samoa, USA.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/>
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_amsamoa_rose_geomorph.htm#substrate>
Description:
Abstract:
Preliminary hard and soft seafloor substrate map derived from an unsupervised classification of multibeam backscatter and bathymetry derivatives at Rose Atoll, Territory of American Samoa, USA. The dataset was created from gridded (40 m cell size) multibeam bathymetry derivatives collected aboard R/V AHI; 2 scales of bathymetric variance and bathymetric rugosity, and from multibeam backscatter. Backscatter data were from a 30 kHz Simrad EM300 sonar, gridded at 5 m. Very limited seafloor photographs for groundtruthing are available for Rose Atoll and therefore no supervised classification was performed and we are unable to visually or empirically evaluate the accuracy of the unsupervised classification seafloor substrate map. However, in locations such French Frigate Shoals, NWHI and Tutuila, American Samoa, where ground truth data are available, the unsupervised classification method is a robust predictor of substrate type in similar depth ranges and seafloor environments. Since groundtruthing was not used to validate the unsupervised classification at Rose Atoll extreme caution should be used when examining these data to locate habitat of biological significance. The map should be used in conjunction with bathymetric derivatives such as rugosity, slope, and Bathymetric Position Index (BPI).
Purpose:
The hard and soft seafloor map is being used to improve sampling techniques for long-term ecosystem monitoring, to guide future ground-truthing operations and to identify coral-rich and species specific environments. This is a preliminary product and the methods used to generate the map are currently being evaluated for their accuracy.
Supplemental_Information:
Gridded multibeam data were collected aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, a 218 ft United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship. The process for deriving the 40-m gridded multibeam bathymetry is described in Rose_40m.asc.txt, available on www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc. The resulting grid (rose_40m.grd) was clipped using the ESRI ArcToolbox tool 'Extract by Mask' leaving only the multibeam data collected on the slopes surrounding the atoll and excluding the discontinuous data around the base of the slopes. Classification was carried out using this clipped dataset. Finer resolution data were available for within the lagoon, and these were classified separately (Rose_5m_hardsoft.jpg). and are also available on www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc. The metadata for the lagoon hard-soft classification can be seen at Rose_5m_hardsoft.txt. The process for deriving the 5-m gridded multibeam backscatter is described in rose-em300-bs-5m.grd.txt. Prior to classification the backscatter data were re-gridded at 40-m using the resample tool in the Arc Toolbox. The 40-m rugosity and bathymetric variance grids were generated for use in the classification process and are not served separately. See the process description portion of this document for additional informaiton about how the variance and unsupervised layers were derived.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060210
Ending_Date: 20060313
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -168.176635
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -168.131605
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.525078
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.563367
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Rugosity
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 > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Place:
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Rose Atoll (14S168W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Rose Atoll (14S168W0001)
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These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii as the sources of this information.
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Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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
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
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<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/amsamoa_images/Rose_40m_hardsoft_440.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Hard and Soft Seafloor Substrate
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG, PDF
Data_Set_Credit: PIBHMC, CRED, PIFSC, NOAA, and JIMAR
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Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
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Data are collected for resource management and research purposes and are tested for internal consistency; however, no effort is made to compare these data to external references or to other published data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent though no tests were performed
Completeness_Report: Complete
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
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Horizontal positioning system: GPS (SPS) Horizontal position accuracy: 25 meters
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Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
1 m Range resolution of sonar ~1.25 cm Raw sounding resolution: Variable Vertical accuracy of gridded product: 1% of water depth
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Processing steps used to generate the backscatter and bathymetry grids used in the unsupervised classification process are described in their own metadata that can be found at www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc. Rugosity grid was derived from the 40m gridded multibeam bathymetry (clipped as described above) using the Benthic Terrain Modeler (BTM). The BTM may be downloaded from <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/btm/index.html>. The BTM, written for ArcGIS ArcGIS 8.x or 9.x, includes a component for deriving rugosity using methods by Jeff Jenness that he wrote for ArcView 3.x. Bathymetric variance was calculated from the 40 m multibeam bathymetry in a two-step process using ArcMap Version 9.2. The first step involved calculating the standard deviation of the bathymetry layer using the Neighborhood Statistic tool from the Spatial Analyst pull-down menu in ArcMap Version 9.2. Rectangular neighborhood settings were set to a height and width of 3 grid cells to create a small-scale variance layer. The standard deviation output was then squared using the ArcMap Raster Calculater tool. A large-scale variance layer was also generated using a rectangular neighborhood height and width of 5 grid cells. The fine-scale variance is useful for defining small features that may indicate the presence of sediment ripples or possible coral-rich areas whereas the large-scale variance is useful for defining seafloor ridges, pinnacles, and significant changes in slope. Bathymetric variance proved to be a useful tool in previous efforts to map seafloor habitats by Dartnell and Gardner (2004). Their publication can be downloaded from www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_documentation.htm. The layers were then opened as ESRI GRIDS in the image processing software package ENVI (Environment for Visualizing Images) Version 4.3. A multi-band image was then created with the backscatter, small- and large-scale variance, and rugosity. A mask was also created in ENVI for the dataset. Image classification was performed on the multi-band image using the K-Means unsupervised classification method, which calculates initial class means evenly distributed in the data space and then iteratively clusters the pixels into the nearest class using a minimum distance technique. More information about K-Means algorithm can be found in the ENVI documentation available at www.ittvis.com/envi/. The number of classes was set to two and all other options were set to default. Class color mapping was performed on the resulting classified images. The substrate types of hard and soft were assigned based on a visual interpretation of backscatter intensity and corresponding classes.
Process_Date: 20110221

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Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
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Postal_Code: 96818
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: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. 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.
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Metadata_Date: 20140312
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110830
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Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
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