Gridded bathymetry of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, South Pacific

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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: 20060930
Title:
Gridded bathymetry of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, South Pacific
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_amsamoa_tutuila_bathy.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Gridded (5 m cell size) bathymetry of the shelf and slope environments of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, South Pacific. Almost complete bottom coverage was achieved in depths between 2 and 3409 meters (5 m grid includes data to 250 m). The bathymetry dataset includes Simrad EM300, EM3002D, and Reson 8101ER multibeam data collected during Jan. to March of 2004 and during Feb. to March of 2006.
Purpose:
The data were collected in support of Coral Reef Conservation Program goals to map all shallow (0-30 m) coral reefs in US Pacific waters and priority moderate (> 30 m) depth areas by 2009. The data are being used to provide bathymetric and backscatter data for previously unmapped areas; in support of ecosystem management requirements for benthic habitat mapping and location of Essential Fish Habitat; and to study the geologic features of the area.
Supplemental_Information:
Data were collected aboard the NOAA Ship Hiialakai, a 218' United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship. The NOAA Ship Hiialakai's survey sensors include a 30 kHz Simrad EM300 sonar and a 300 kHz Simrad EM3002D sonar, which provide bathymetry and imagery data, a TSS/Applanix POS/MV Model 320, which measures position, velocity, attitude and heading, and a Seabird SBE 9/11 plus CTD used to measure sound velocity profiles. Sensor configuration for the Hi'ialakai for cruise HI-06-02 is documented in the cruise/multibeam metadata file HI0602_MB_Metadata.txt.

Data were also collected aboard the R/V AHI (Acoustic Habitat Investigator), a 25' survey launch owned and operated by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI. The R/V AHI's survey sensors include a 240 kHz RESON 8101-ER sonar providing bathymetry and imagery data, a TSS/Applanix POS/MV Model 320 which measures position, velocity, attitude and heading, and a Seabird SBE 19 CTD used to measure sound velocity profiles. Sensor configuration for the AHI for cruise AHI-06-02 is documented in the cruise/multibeam metadata file AHI0602_MB_Metadata.txt. Sensor configuration for the AHI for cruise AHI-04-02 is documented in the cruise/multibeam metadata file AHI0402_MB_Metadata.txt. Additional data for the Faga'itua bay area were gathered by the Kongsberg Simrad EM-3000 system, contracted from the Center for Coastal Ocean Mapping of the University of South Florida (USF), and operated from a boat owned by the Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources (DMWR) of the America Samoa Government. For more information please contact: Dawn Wright email:dawn@dusk.geo.orst.edu

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040130
Ending_Date: 20060313
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.928197
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.484814
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.195351
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.384053
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Multibeam sonar
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Tutuila Island
Place_Keyword: American Samoa
Place_Keyword: South Pacific
Place_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: AmSam
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii as the sources of this information.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/amsamoa_images/Tutuila_5m_445px.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Gridded Bathymetry
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPG
Data_Set_Credit:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), NOAA and Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Not applicable
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal positioning system: GPS C/A Horizontal position accuracy: 25 meters
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Range resolution of sonar: varies with depth Raw sounding resolution: varies with depth Vertical accuracy of gridded product ~ 1% of water depth
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Specifics of data processing are recorded in cruise metadata reports HI0602_MB_Metadata.txt, AHI0602_MB_Metadata.txt, AHI0402_MB_Metadata.txt
Process_Date: 20060313

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 4162
Column_Count: 9559
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: -2
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -171
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: 5
Ordinate_Resolution: 5
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: mean lower low water
Depth_Resolution: 0.01
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute Values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Depth values are real values based on the average of the soundings that fell within the extracted grid cells. The number of soundings per grid cell range from >1000 soundings in shallow depths to as few as 20 soundings in deeper areas. A total error budget for this survey has not been developed. Therefore, the accuracy of depth measurements should be considered to be within 1 per cent of water depth.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF
Format_Information_Content:
Binary netCDF Grid: This file is formatted as a 2-D binary netCDF grid file. This is the default grid file format used by GMT (Generic Mapping Tools), which created this file. More information can be located at <http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu> and <http://unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf/index.html> and in <http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/pi/MB-System/formatdoc/gsf_spec.pdf>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/amsamoa/bathymetry/Tutuila_5m.grd.zip>
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Arc ASCII
Format_Information_Content:
Arc ASCII can be converted to Arc Raster using ArcToolbox Conversion Tools.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/amsamoa/bathymetry/Tutuila_5m.asc.zip>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140312
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110319
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Universal Time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20091218081123
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20040130
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20060313
CoRIS_Metadata_Link: <http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/tutuila_5m.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 4373

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