CRED Simrad em300 multibeam backscatter data from Kingman Reef, Pacific Remote Island Areas, Central Pacific in netCDF format

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Multibeam backscatter imagery extracted from gridded bathymetry of the lagoon, shelf, and slope environments of Kingman Reef, Pacific Island Areas, Central Pacific. These data provide coverage between 2 and 3500 meters. The backscatter dataset includes data collected using Simrad EM300 and Reson 8101 multibeam sonars. The sonars frequencies are 30 kHz and 240 kHz respectively and the backscatter data from each sonar are processed and gridded separately. These metadata are for the 5 m grid cell size Simrad em300 multibeam backscatter data only.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 2, 2007 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Multibeam Backscatter, Acoustic Imagery

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 2, 2007 (publication)
Responsible Party 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) (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge NOAA and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) University of Hawaii as the sources of this information. sources of this information., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -162.164352
Bbox North Lat 6.547108
Bbox South Lat 6.135207
Bbox West Long -162.794487
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Multibeam Backscatter, Acoustic Imagery
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Harvest Object Id 62f0e5da-2482-4614-8180-ce5b4c202177
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence 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.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2006-03-30
Temporal Extent End 2006-04-03

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