Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: North Carolina - Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps and data in portable document format (NODC Accession 0013821)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps for the shoreline of North Carolina. ESI data characterize coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats; sensitive biological resources; and human-use resources. This atlas was developed to be utilized within desktop GIS systems and contains GIS files and related D-base files. Associated files include MOSS (Multiple Overlay Statistical System) export files, .PDF maps, and detailed user guides and metadata.

The intertidal habitats were originally mapped during overflights conducted in July 1981. They were updated onto 1:24,000 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps by an experienced coastal geologist in January 1996 using a set of 1:800 color vertical aerial photographs from late 1989. Portions of the coast were flown in February 1996 to verify the photo-interpretation. The biological and human-use resources data (mostly from the 1990s) were compiled by regional biologists in 1996.

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Metadata Date June 16, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 16, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 16, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 16, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: North Carolina - Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps and data in portable document format (NODC Accession 0013821). 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 -75.25
Bbox North Lat 36.625
Bbox South Lat 33.75
Bbox West Long -78.75
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0013821
Harvest Object Id 8137eb77-142d-413e-b58c-d7927cf0cf05
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 2000-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2000-07-31

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