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Water Density Raster Images for the Gulf of Maine

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

This geodatabase contains water density raster images for the Gulf of Maine that were interpolated from water density (sigma t or kilograms/ meters cubed) point data acquired from the Canadian Fisheries and Oceans/ Bedford Institute of Oceanography's Hydrographic database.The naming convention of the raster includes the year (or years) included in the the interpolation, the season, and the depth (in meters). So for example, the name: density_1997_2004_Fall_0m would indicate that this water density raster was interpolated using data from 1997-2004 for the fall at 0 meters (or the surface). The seasons were defined using the same months as the remote sensing data--namely, Fall = September, October, November; Winter = December, January, February; Spring = March, April, May; and Summer = June, July, August. The accuracies of these interpolated surfaces were calculated by validating with 25% of the water density points that were previously set aside. These control points are located in the personal geodatabase named Water_Stratification_Points.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2006 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS NCCOS

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2006 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39612
Access Constraints Cite As: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, [Date of Access]: Water Density Raster Images for the Gulf of Maine [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None., Use Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, Biogeography Program would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Distribution Liability: These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and 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.
Bbox East Long -59.441365
Bbox North Lat 46.530855
Bbox South Lat 36.667053
Bbox West Long -72.477168
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id baec3b4f-1216-47af-9673-8b49725fdcc1
Harvest Source Id 9594655d-43d5-48eb-bc7d-86f579a54e78
Harvest Source Title NOS NCCOS
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-72.477168, 36.667053], [-59.441365, 36.667053], [-59.441365, 46.530855], [-72.477168, 46.530855], [-72.477168, 36.667053]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1912
Temporal Extent End 2004

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