Item Identification

Title: Geomorphology
Short Name: Geomorphology
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The geomorphological data layers of substrate, slope, rugosity, and bathymetric position index (BPI) produced at the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) are derived from multibeam bathymetry. The substrate classifications (hard bottom vs. soft bottom) is derived from a combination of backscatter imagery and bathymetric variance, and they are constrained by optical validation.

Purpose:

These products all support NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program goals. Goal 1 is to map all U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems. These data sets specifically address Objectives 1 and 4: to develop high-resolution benthic maps and to characterize priority deep water reefs and associated habitats. The derivatives provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers that may be used for benthic and essential fish habitat characterization, and for the study of geologic features. By combining these geomorphological layers with bathymetry, backscatter, other derivatives and in situ data, they collectively compose benthic habitat maps which are designed to be used to understand and predict moderate depth (~20m ? 150m) benthic habitats for different organisms that inhabit coral reef ecosystems.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > geomorphology Mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus earth science > oceans > bathymetry/seafloor topography > bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus earth science > oceans > bathymetry/seafloor topography > BPI Zones
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CRCP Project 467
CRCP Project Benthic Habitat Mapping and Characterization in the Pacific Islands Region
CRCP Project Mapping and EcoSpatial Information Products to Support Coral Reef Ecosystem Management in the Pacific Islands Region
ISO 19115 Topic Category 006
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BPI Zones
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS surface measurements
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
None American Samoa
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Guam
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Mariana Islands
None Marianas
None MHI
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
None NWHI
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA
None West Hawaii

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory SEA FLOOR

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 264805
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lichowski, Frances
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: frances.lichowski@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5476
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Distributor

CC ID: 264804
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Akridge, Michael W
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.akridge@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5483
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 264803
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Akridge, Michael W
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.akridge@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5483
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Originator

CC ID: 264806
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 264802
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rooney, John JB
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.rooney@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5438
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 75424
W° Bound: 144.326
E° Bound: -160.024013
N° Bound: 28.58214
S° Bound: -14.563294

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 75417
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-01-01
End: 2008-05-28
Description:

Date range is presented for all maps in the collection. Individual dates will vary by location/map.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)

as the sources of this information.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 75266
URL: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/index.htm
Description:

Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) website. All data are accessible through this website.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12598
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2012-07-12 20:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-07-28
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-07-29