Hyperspectral Imagery for the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands:Oahu (203a-0613-332211)

Metadata Updated: Dec 31, 2013

This project is a cooperative effort among the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; the University of Hawaii; and Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC. The goal of the work was to develop coral reef mapping methods and compare benthic habitat maps generated by photointerpreting georeferenced color aerial photography, hyperspectral and IKONOS satellite imagery. The enhanced spectral resolution of hyperspectral and control of bandwidths of multispectral data yield an advantage over color aerial photography particularly when coral health and time series analysis of coral reef community structure are of interest. Depending on the type of instrument, a spectral imaging system can be utilized to see multiple colors from ultraviolet through the far infrared range. The AURORA hyperspectral imaging system collected 72 ten nm bands in the visible and near infrared spectral range with a 3 meter pixel resolution. The data was processed to select band widths, which optimized feature detection in shallow and deep water. Photointerpreters can accurately and reliably delineate boundaries of features in the imagery as they appear on the computer monitor using a software interface such as the Habitat Digitizer.

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Metadata Date Dec 24, 2013
Metadata Created Date Dec 31, 2013
Metadata Updated Date Dec 31, 2013
Reference Date(s) Jan 01, 2000 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date Dec 24, 2013
Metadata Created Date Dec 31, 2013
Metadata Updated Date Dec 31, 2013
Reference Date(s) Jan 01, 2000 (publication)
Responsible Party 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 (Point of Contact)
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Licence The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this data CD-ROM. NCCOS Biogeography Program does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes.
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