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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 5m Bathymetry around Abrir La Sierra Bank, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38848.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 5m Bathymetry around Abrir La Sierra Bank, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83
Short Name: NF07_PR_Abrir_Bathy_5m_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2007-11
Abstract:

This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 5 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Abrir La Sierra Bank in Puerto Rico, derived from data collected in 2007.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 Puerto Rico from 4/14/07 to 4/24/07. Data was acquired with a Reson 8124 (200 kHz) multibeam echosounder and with a hull-mounted Kongsberg Simrad EM 1002 (95 kHz) multibeam echosounder. It was processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS 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 19 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.x using an XYZ to raster tool and saved as an ESRI Geotiff. The project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependent 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-07-06 during the fourth year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize nearshore to deep water coral reef habitats at depths down to 1,000 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 2007 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 US Caribbean.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Depth datum is mean lower low water, units are meters and encoding method is explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates. Vertical Coordinate System information may be found in the Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for cruise number NF-07-06.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > GIS
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Habitats
ISO 19115 Topic Category 006
ISO 19115 Topic Category 007
ISO 19115 Topic Category 008
ISO 19115 Topic Category 010
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Bathymetry/Topography
None Bathymetry
None Benthic
None Biogeography
None Coral
None Geotiff
None GIS
None Habitat
None Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
None IOCM
None MBES
None Multibeam
None Nancy Foster
None NOAA
None NPS
None Raster
None Reef
None Reson 8124
None Seafloor
None Simrad EM 1002
None Sonar
None US Caribbean

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2007

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
None Abrir La Sierra Bank
None PR
None Puerto Rico

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: raster digital 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 in this report, 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 of authors 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.

Data Set Credit: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program; NOAA - NMAO personnel and R/V NANCY FOSTER

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 446031
Date Effective From: 2007-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 446033
Date Effective From: 2007-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 446034
Date Effective From: 2007-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 446032
Date Effective From: 2007-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 446035
Date Effective From: 2007-11
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Battista, Tim
Email Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 446038
W° Bound: -67.442989
E° Bound: -67.397418
N° Bound: 18.109785
S° Bound: 18.057825

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 446037
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-04-14
End: 2007-04-24

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 584771
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 1142

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 955

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Click on link from project page to NCEI archive and download zip file.;

Data Access Constraints:

Please cite any use of this data.

Data Use Constraints:

Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.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 in this report, 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 of authors 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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 446039
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: TIFF
File Size: 4.484

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 446029
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 446087
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 446086
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 584769
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 599745
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716492
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-07-06.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-07-06.

Completeness Report:

This ESRI Geotiff is sourced from a gridded dataset. The original full-resolution multibeam data was used to create a downsampled uniform-resolution CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) surface grid with a best depth component. The downsampled grid nodes from that depth surface were then exported and used to generate the ESRI Geotiff. Some positional shifts may have occurred between the original data points and the transformed grid.

Conceptual Consistency:

While the project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependent on project area and depth, all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.

Lineage

Sources

NF-07-06 CARIS BASE Surface

CC ID: 599748
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

Downsampled CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) grid with best depth layer. Sourced from processed HDCS data. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF-07-06 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

CC ID: 599747
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw ALL and XTF data. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF07_PR_Abrir_5m_Bathy.tif

CC ID: 599749
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publish Date: 2007-11-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

Sourced from CARIS BASE surface. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Raw Multibeam Data NF-07-06

CC ID: 599746
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

Original raw full resolution dataset. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 599750
Description:

For this project, the Chief Scientist was NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA's Tim Battista and the Lead Hydrographer was independent contractor Mike L. Stecher. Data was collected aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster from 4/14/2007 and 4/24/2007. Multibeam data for 2007 were acquired in .all format with a hull-mounted Kongsberg Simrad 1002 ER multibeam echosounder (95 kHz) for depths greater than 75 meters and a Reson 8124 multibeam echosounder (200 kHz) for depths less than 75 meters. Backscatter snippet collection was enabled. Line spacing for acquisition was 3.5 times the water depth, and data was retained out to 55 degrees from nadir, for the Simrad, and 60 degrees from nadir, for the Reson, depending on project area. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 V4 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and associated Trimble GPS antennas. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SBE-911 and SBE-19 CTD profiler and processed using NOAA's Velocwin V8.85 software and converted to Simrad and CARIS format, then applied directly to the raw Simrad data. The Reson was also equipped with a real time sound velocity probe (Odom DigiBar Pro) at the sonar head and interfaced with the topside unit. Positioning was obtained using Trimble Zephyr GPS receivers with differential correctors from U.S. Coast Guard CORS beacon Isabel, Puerto Rico. Data was reduced to Mean Lower-Low Water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS, based on National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). | Source Produced: Raw Multibeam Data NF-07-06

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data NF-07-06

Process Step 2

CC ID: 599751
Description:

Raw XTF and raw Simrad (.all format) were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS software, resulting in a CARIS HDCS format dataset with all correctors applied. Attitude and SWMB data was cleaned of fliers, and SWMB data was reviewed in subset mode by a NOAA contractor. | Source Produced: NF-07-06 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data NF-07-06

Process Step 3

CC ID: 599752
Description:

After being submitted to CCMA by the contractor, CARIS HIPS were used to generate a CARIS BASE surface (similar to a DTM), based on weighted swath angle, from the processed HDCS data. Then CARIS export tool "BASE Surface to ASCII" was used to export a comma delimited ASCII XYZ file, with Easting, Northing, and Depth values, using ground position units (NAD83 UTM zone 19N). | Source Produced: NF-07-06 CARIS BASE Surface

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: NF-07-06 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Step 4

CC ID: 599753
Description:

The ASCII XYZ file was opened in ArcMap 9.x and the 'Display XY Data' option was used to add the XY data as an event with spatial reference NAD83 UTM zone 19N. Finally, the ArcToolbox 9.x conversion tool "Feature to Raster" was then used to convert the XY event into an ESRI Geotiff, based on the depth field Z. These steps were accomplished using an inhouse Arc script which combined these functions and allowed bulk processing.

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: NF-07-06 CARIS BASE Surface

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38848
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38848
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08