NOAA TIFF Image- 0.5 meter Backscatter Mosaic of Mid Shelf Reef (St. Thomas), US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20 NAD83 (NCEI Accession 0131860)


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Metadata Language: eng; USA
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Individual Name: Project Manager
Organisation Name: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 713-3028
Delivery Point: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Metadata Date: 2018-06-20
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: This image represents a 0.5 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the Mid Shelf Reef south of St. Thomas, US Virgin IslandsNOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, acquired multibeam bathymetry data in the US Virgin Islands from 2/1/05 to 2/12/05. Data was acquired with a pole-mounted Reson 8101 ER multibeam echosounder (240 kHz) and processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS v5.4 software. Data has all correctors applied (attitude, sound velocity) and has been reduced to mean lower low water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 20 north, datum WGS84. The backscatter component of the bathymetry data were processed by the Hawaii Mapping Research Group (HMRG), University of Hawaii using the HAWAII MR1 Sidescan Sonar Software Suite. The data were corrected for angle varying gain, transmit power and pulse width. Electronic and acoustic noise, such as striping due to across track variations in amplitude and speckling due to transducer motion, were removed.The project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependant on the project area and depth. All users should individually evaluate the suitability of this data according to their own needs and standards.
Purpose: This multibeam data was collected as IOCM (Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping) project NF-05-05 during the second year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize nearshore coral reef habitats at depths down to 300 meters. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2005 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the USVI seafloor.
Language: eng; USA
Citation:
Title: NOAA TIFF Image- 0.5 meter Backscatter Mosaic of Mid Shelf Reef (St. Thomas), US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20 NAD83 (NCEI Accession 0131860)
Date:
Date: 2006-03-01
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: 1st
Organisation Name: NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Role: Publisher
Contact Info:
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Organisation Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Role: Originator
Organisation Name:
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Contact Info:
Online Resource: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Point Of Contact:
Organisation Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Position Name: Project Manager - US Virgin Islands
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 713-3028
Fax: (301) 713-4388
Delivery Point: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Representation Type: Grid
Topic Category: Elevation and Derived Products
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: CoRIS_Metadata
Associated Thesaurus: NCEI Geoportal Filter
Keyword: Seafloor Characterization of the Buck Island Reef and the US Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments
Keyword: 1744
Associated Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Keyword: USVI
Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Keyword: Backscatter
Keyword: Mosaic
Keyword: Multibeam
Keyword: SWMB
Keyword: Raster
Keyword: NOAA
Keyword: Biogeography
Keyword: Nancy Foster
Keyword: Reson 8101
Keyword: Seafloor
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Habitat
Keyword: MBES
Keyword: Benthic
Keyword: NF-05-05
Keyword: Sonar
Keyword: Acoustic
Keyword: NPS
Keyword: IOCM
Keyword: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Keyword: Coral
Keyword: Reef
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Keyword: Bathymetry/Topography
Associated Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Keyword: Seafloor
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: 2005
Associated Thesaurus: None
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -64.657848
East Bounding Longitude: -64.588723
North Bounding Latitude: 17.789306
South Bounding Latitude: 17.765934
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URL: https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0131860/data/0-data/NF05_USVI_MidshelfSTT_Backscatter_0.5m/
Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Organisation Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Position Name: Project Manager - US Virgin Islands
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: (301) 713-3028
Fax: (301) 713-4388
Delivery Point: 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Quality
Scope: Dataset