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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA TIFF Image - 1m Backscatter Mosaic, W00221-222 USVI 2012, Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - M-I907-NF-12 (2012), UTM 20N NAD83, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38900.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA TIFF Image - 1m Backscatter Mosaic, W00221-222 USVI 2012, Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - M-I907-NF-12 (2012), UTM 20N NAD83
Short Name: NF12_PR_NEReserveSouth_Backscatter_1m_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2012-12
Abstract:

This image represents a 1 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the bathymetry of a reef shelf/bank and the steep slopes and canyons of the NE Reserve, offshore of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. 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 Northeast Reserve from 4/04/2012 to 4/20/2012. Data was acquired with a hull-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam echosounder (400 kHz) and 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 from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 20 north, datum NAD83. The backscatter component of the bathymetry data were geometrically and radiometrically corrected using .HSX and .7k file pairs in Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox7.3.3. Acoustic backscatter mosaics are ostensibly an important piece of information when characterizing surficial seafloor features and delineating benthic habitats. 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 M-I907-NF-12 during the ninth year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize midshelf and 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 2012 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 seafloor.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
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 acoustic
None Backscatter
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 Northeast Reserve
None NPS
None Puerto Rico
None Raster
None Reef
None Reson 7125
None Seafloor
None Sonar

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2012

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
placekt: CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Fajardo
None Caribbean Sea
None Fajardo

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), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 449193
Date Effective From: 2012-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 449195
Date Effective From: 2012-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 449196
Date Effective From: 2012-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 449194
Date Effective From: 2012-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 449197
Date Effective From: 2012-12
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: 449200
W° Bound: -65.5776
E° Bound: -65.3309
N° Bound: 18.5212
S° Bound: 18.3818

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 449199
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-04-04
End: 2012-04-20

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585041
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 15087

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 26301

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: 449201
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: TIFF
File Size: 132.414

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 449191
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 449246
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 449245
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: 585039
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600138
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716544
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 ; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.1

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for M-I907-NF-12

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for M-I907-NF-12.

Completeness Report:

This Backscatter GeoTIFF is sourced from a CARIS 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

NF12 Processed Backscatter Mosaic

CC ID: 600140
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-04-04
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-04-20
Source Contribution:

Sourced from raw multibeam snippets | Source Geospatial Form: Fledermaus SD object | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF12_PR_7125_Backscatter_1m.tif

CC ID: 600141
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-04-08
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-12-07
Source Contribution:

Created from beam time series sourced from processed HDCS data and .7k (snippets) data. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Raw Multibeam Data

CC ID: 600139
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-04-04
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-04-20
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: 600142
Description:

For this project, the Chief Scientist was NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA's Tim Battista and the Lead Hydrographer was independent contractor Mike Stecher. Data was collected aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster from 4/04/2012 to 4/20/2012, as project number M-I907-NF-12. Multibeam data was acquired in Simrad .hsx and .7k formats with hull-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam echosounders (400 kHz). Simrad backscatter snippet collection was enabled. Line spacing for acquisition was three times the water depth, and data was retained out to 60 degrees from nadir, depending on project area. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and associated Trimble GPS antennas. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SeaCat SBE19P CTD profiler and processed using Seabird Seaterm software. Positioning was obtained using Northstar 941X 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).

Process Date/Time: 2012-04-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data

Process Step 2

CC ID: 600143
Description:

The multibeam backscatter data were corrected for geometric and radiometric distortions using Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox 7.3. In particular, the following corrections were applied where appropriate and when artifacts were evident: AVG Trend, TX Power and RX Gain, Area Correction, Spreading, Slant-Range and Extracted Beam Pattern. As no theoretical beam pattern for the Reson 7125 system exists, it was extracted from a mapped area that was flat and had a relatively uniform (sandy) substrate. Individual lines were also truncated based on ping number and/or angle of incidence where appropriate.

Process Date/Time: 2012-10-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data

Process Step 3

CC ID: 600144
Description:

The final mosaics were exported as geotiffs in NAD 1983 UTM Zone 20N and Backscatter values as relative decibel outputs in 16 bit 0-255 colorscale. | Source Produced: NF12_PR_7125_Backscatter_1m.tif

Process Date/Time: 2012-12-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38900
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38900
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