Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NODC Accession 0002429)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The dynamic and sometimes vulnerable nature of the California coastal kelp resource, critical as habitat and food for hundreds of related species, required the development of systematic methods for accurately assessing its extent and vitality. Until 1989,the California state-wide coastal kelp resource had only been sporadically mapped and analyzed since an initial state-wide visual survey conducted in 1915 (Rigg 1915). Earlier ground based estimates of kelp canopy extent have given way to modern aerial surveys, which cost effective and accurate methodology for the mapping and quantifying shore kelp resources (Jamison 1971).

A substantial portion of the kelp resource habitat falls within the NOAA/National Ocean Service, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). As part of its conservation and management mandate, the MBNMS established and conducted a kelp resource inventory program within the sanctuary-wide coastal zone in 1999 and 2000. MBNMS acquired data with 70-mm vertical aerial infrared photography. This data set contains 519 infrared aerial photos digitized to archival format directly from the original 70-mm slides of the California Coastal Kelp Resource Project 1999. This data set also contains survey area maps. Data slides and maps were digitized in archival format as part of a joint MBNMS and NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) project with funding from the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (CDMP Task Order Number L-24).

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Metadata Date November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 5, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 5, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: King, Chad; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2011). Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NODC Accession 0002429). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -121.09803
Bbox North Lat 37.88163
Bbox South Lat 35.55327
Bbox West Long -123.14009
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Preview graphic
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Harvest Object Id 5f016bb3-a537-41bb-ba41-0cef500ec957
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1999-10-07
Temporal Extent End 1999-10-09

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