American Samoa Benthic Habitat Maps - Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

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; BAE Systems Spectral Solutions; and Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC. The goal of the work was to map the coral reef habitats of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands by visual interpretation and manual delineation of IKONOS satellite imagery. A two tiered habitat classification system was tested and implemented in this work. It integrates geomorphologic reef structure and biological cover into a single scheme and subsets each into detail. It also includes thirteen zones. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 71.5 square kilometers of which 10.56 were unconsolidated sediment and 60.94 were coral reef and hard bottom. Of the coral reef and hard bottom class, 62.8% is colonized by greater than 10% coral cover.

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Metadata Date November 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Bbox East Long -168.131603
Bbox North Lat -11.028525
Bbox South Lat -14.582271
Bbox West Long -171.097729
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id 52359c31-6a00-4035-a423-516bd43b9b65
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2002
Temporal Extent End 2004

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