CNMI and Guam rugosity maps are all symbolized with the same stretched color ramp (1.5 standard deviations) in order to provide a standard for qualitative comparisons between locations. Each island/reef has a unique maximum value for rugosity causing the distribution of values across the color ramp to vary slightly. It is recommended that the actual data set be used for integrated analysis in order to make quantitative observations. The values for this data set range from 1.000 to 3.150 with a mean of 1.091 and a standard deviation of 0.081.
The terrestrial elevation data shown in the map for this data set are SRTM Finished 3 arc sec Shaded Relief. They were collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topograph Mission (SRTM). For more information on the mission, go to: <http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/faq.html#data>. The data are available from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as reformatted elevation data that are consistent with other Digital Elevation Models.
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), 20090424, Rugosity 10 m grid derived from gridded bathymetry of Supply Reef, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), USA.
This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:
Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and Column
Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 10
Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 10
Planar coordinates are specified in meters
The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.
NOAA PIFSC CRED PIBHMC and JIMAR
The data were derived in support of NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program goals. Goal 1 is to map all U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems. This data set specifically addresses Objective 1 and 4: to develop high-resolution benthic maps and to characterize priority deep water reefs and associated habitats. This derivative of bathymetry provides a GIS layer that may be used for benthic and essential fish habitat characterization, and for the study of geologic features. By combining the dataset with bathymetry, backscatter, other derivatives, and in situ data, they collectively compose benthic habitat maps which are designed to be used to understand and predict moderate depth (~10m to 800m) benthic habitats for organisms that inhabit coral reef ecosystems.
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.
Horizontal positioning system: GPS C/A Horizontal position accuracy: 25 meters
Range resolution of sonar: varies with depth Raw sounding resolution: varies with depth Vertical accuracy of gridded product ~ 1% of water depth
These data are believed to be logically consistent though no tests were performed
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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) as the sources of this information.
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