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Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Bathymetry Model - NOAA TIFF Image


Identification_Information:
Citation:
  • Citation_Information:
    • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
    • Publication_Date: 201502
    • Title: Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Bathymetry Model - NOAA TIFF Image
    • Edition: 1st
    • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
    • Publication_Information:
      • Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
      • Publisher: NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
    • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=258
Description:
  • Abstract:
    • This GeoTiff is a bathymetry model of the seafloor of Northeast Puerto Rico that contains the shallow water area (0-35m deep) of the Northeast Ecological Reserve: including the waters off of Fajardo and Luqillo, to the Former Roosevelt Roads Navy Base, the Vieques Sound, La Cordillera Reserve, the Luis Pena Reserve, and the waters around Culebra Island. The bathymetry model was created by integrating soundings from several different sources (1900-2013), including high resolution coastal LiDAR, NOAA Single-beam and multibeam bathymetry, and historical lead line soundings. In order to combine the many different data sources and densities, the model consists of three different resolutions (4m, 20m and 100m). In addition to the depth model, a depth uncertainty layer was also produced. The bathymetry model is the basis for the benthic habitat map which was produced by remote sensing analysis tools that delineated the habitats using a semi-automated classification process.
  • Purpose:
    • The multibeam bathymetry, WorldView-2 Satellite imagery and ground validation video imagery were used 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 Caribbean seafloor. The spatial products developed from this bathymetry model will: (1) inform local managers as to the current distribution of resources, (2) provide a point of comparison for past and future mapping efforts, (3) help locate sensitive marine communities, and (4) guide monitoring efforts and prioritize management actions.
Time_Period_of_Content:
  • Time_Period_Information:
    • Range_of_Dates/Times:
      • Beginning_Date: 201310
      • Ending_Date: 201311
  • Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
Status:
  • Progress: Complete
  • Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
  • Bounding_Coordinates:
    • West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.95273
    • East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.09407
    • North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.60301
    • South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.03324
Keywords:
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NCEI Geoportal Filter
    • Theme_Keyword: CoRIS_Metadata
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
    • Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry/Topography
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Theme_Keyword: Puerto Rico
    • Theme_Keyword: Caribbean Sea
    • Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
    • Theme_Keyword: Grid
    • Theme_Keyword: Multibeam
    • Theme_Keyword: Raster
    • Theme_Keyword: NOAA
    • Theme_Keyword: Biogeography
    • Theme_Keyword: Nancy Foster
    • Theme_Keyword: Northeast Ecological Reserve
    • Theme_Keyword: GIS
    • Theme_Keyword: Habitat
    • Theme_Keyword: MBES
    • Theme_Keyword: Benthic
    • Theme_Keyword: Sonar
    • Theme_Keyword: Reef
    • Theme_Keyword: Coral
    • Theme_Keyword: Seafloor
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
    • Theme_Keyword: Mapping Shallow Benthic Habitats of the North East Reserves MPA, Puerto Rico
    • Theme_Keyword: 793
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
    • Theme_Keyword: elevation
    • Theme_Keyword: environment
    • Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
    • Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
    • Theme_Keyword: oceans
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Place_Keyword: Caribbean Sea
    • Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
    • Place_Keyword: Vieques Sound
    • Place_Keyword: Northeast Grand Reserve
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Luquillo (18N065W0012)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Luquillo (18N065W0012)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • Stratum:
    • Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
  • Temporal:
    • Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Temporal_Keyword: 2013
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), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
      • Contact_Person: Tim Battista
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
      • Address:
        9th Floor, #9311
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: United States of America
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028 x171
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    • Contact Instructions:
      Primary contact mode: email
Data_Set_Credit:
  • Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
  • Microsoft Windows 7; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.1
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
  • All users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Completeness_Report:
  • This geotiff was created by integrating all of the available bathymetry sources downloaded from NGDC 2013, and included data from different time periods (1900-2013), remote sensing platforms, and spatial resolutions within the area of interest.
Positional_Accuracy:
  • Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
    • Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
      See NOAA Technical Memorandum: Benthic Habitats of Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island
  • Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
    • Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
      See NOAA Technical Memorandum: Benthic Habitats of Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island
Lineage:
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
        • Publication_Date: Unknown
        • Title: NGDC Bathymetry Data - Northeast Puerto Rico
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
        • Other_Citation_Details: data sets were downloaded individually and had to be referenced to a common vertical and horizontal datum, and spatial resolution.
        • Online_Linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/nos_hydro/
    • Type_of_Source_Media: online data viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 201310
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NGDC Bathymetry Data
    • Source_Contribution:
      National Ocean Service, Office of Coastal Survey, and US Army Corps of Engineers collected the source data that were provided to the Biogeography Branch through the National Geophysical Data Center.
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Title: Merged Bathymetry Data - Northeast Puerto Rico
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
    • Type_of_Source_Media: digital geodatabase
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 201310
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Merged bathymetry datasets
    • Source_Contribution:
      NGDC Bathymetry Data
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: 201311
        • Title: NEPR Bathymetry Model - 4m
        • Edition: 1st
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
    • Type_of_Source_Media: digital geodatabase
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 201310
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Interpolated Bathymetry Model
    • Source_Contribution:
      Kriging and Uncertainty Models
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      Bathymetry datasets within the Northeast Reserve area of interest were acquired through the NGDC data viewer and were vertically referenced to the NOAA MLLW tidal datum and projected coordinate system.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NGDC Bathymetry Data
    • Process_Date: 201310
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NGDC Bathymetry Data
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      The multiresolution bathymetry model and its associated uncertainty layer were created from a hydrographic source datasets separated into three classes based on the density of soundings (4m, 20m, and 100m) in Global Mapper.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NGDC Bathymetry Data
    • Process_Date: 201310
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Merged bathymetry datasets
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      Bathymetry datasets within the Northeast Reserve area of interest were acquired through the NGDC data viewer and were vertically referenced to the NOAA MLLW tidal datum. The Bathymetry datasets were used to create three bathymetry models (resolution 4m, 20m, and 100m) using kriging in Surfer. The three layers were stacked with the highest resolution on top and merged to one multiresolution surface. Simple kriging in ArcGIS was used to minimize the edge interpolation effects between the three models. The stacked multiresolution bathymetry model and uncertainty surface was up-sampled to 4m resolution using a spline function to create the final bathymetry model.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Merged bathymetry datasets
    • Process_Date: 201311
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Interpolated Bathymetry Model

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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:
  • Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
  • Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
  • Row_Count: 15457
  • Column_Count: 22920
  • Vertical_Count: 1
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
  • Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    • Planar:
      • Grid_Coordinate_System:
        • Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
        • Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
          • UTM_Zone_Number: 20
          • Transverse_Mercator:
          • Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
          • Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
          • 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: 4.000000
          • Ordinate_Resolution: 4.000000
        • Planar_Distance_Units: meters
    • Geodetic_Model:
      • Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
      • Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
      • Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
      • Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
  • Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    • Depth_System_Definition:
      • Depth_Datum_Name: Mean lower low water
      • Depth_Resolution: 0.0000001
      • Depth_Distance_Units: meters
      • Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Organization_Primary:
      • Contact_Organization: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
      • Contact_Person: Tim Battista
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
      • Address:
        9th Floor, #9311
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: United States of America
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028 x171
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    • Contact Instructions:
      Primary contact mode: email
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.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180620
Metadata_Contact:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Person_Primary:
      • Contact_Person: Will Sautter
      • Contact_Organization: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4, 9th Floor #9226
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: USA
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713 -3028 x174
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713 - 4043
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Will.Sautter@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Metadata_Standard_Name:
  • FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
  • FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:
  • local time
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