NOAA ESRI Geotiff- 2m Multibeam Bathymetry of Grammanik Bank, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20 NAD83


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Abstract: This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 2 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of Grammanik Bank south of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.NOAA'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 and zoning from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 20 north, datum NAD83. The processed CARIS data was used to generate a CARIS BASE surface based on swath angle. An ASCII XYZ file was exported from the BASE surface and opened in ESRI ArcMap 9 as an XY event. Then the ArcToolbox conversion tool 'Feature to Raster' was used to generate the final ESRI Geotiff.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.
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Title: NOAA ESRI Geotiff- 2m Multibeam Bathymetry of Grammanik Bank, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20 NAD83
Alternate Title: NF05_USVI_GramBankSTT_Bathy_2m_Metadata
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Date: 2006-03
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Individual Name: Battista, Tim
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Topic Category: Elevation and Derived Products
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Keyword: Bathymetry
Keyword: Benthic
Keyword: Biogeography
Keyword: Coral
Keyword: Geotiff
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Habitat
Keyword: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Keyword: IOCM
Keyword: MBES
Keyword: Multibeam
Keyword: Nancy Foster
Keyword: NF-05-05
Keyword: NOAA
Keyword: NPS
Keyword: Raster
Keyword: Reef
Keyword: Reson 8101
Keyword: Seafloor
Keyword: Sonar
Keyword: SWMB
Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Keyword: USVI
Keyword: Bathymetry/Topography
Keyword: Environmental Monitoring
Associated Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Keyword: Grammanik
Keyword: Grammanik Bank
Keyword: St. Thomas
Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Keyword: USVI
Keyword: Seafloor
Keyword: 2005
Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Associated Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Keyword: SeafloorMapping_USCaribbean_2004toOngoing
Associated Thesaurus: InPort
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West Bounding Longitude: -64.986128
East Bounding Longitude: -64.821906
North Bounding Latitude: 18.225118
South Bounding Latitude: 18.172058
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