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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA TIFF Image - Backscatter - Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI - Benthic Habitat Characterization - NOAA Ship Nancy Foster - M-1907-NF-14 (2014), UTM 20N NAD83, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38918.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA TIFF Image - Backscatter - Lang Bank, St. Croix, USVI - Benthic Habitat Characterization - NOAA Ship Nancy Foster - M-1907-NF-14 (2014), UTM 20N NAD83
Short Name: NF14_USVI_LangbankStX_Backscatter_1m_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-02-09
Abstract:

This geotiff represents a 1 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the reef shelf and the steep slopes of the Lang Bank (H12639) of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The M-I907-NF-14 survey was a continuation of the NOAA Biogeography Branch's Seafloor Mapping of the US Caribbean project. 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 St. Croix between March 12th and April 2, 2014. 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 bathymetry data were geometrically and radiometrically corrected using Hypack 2014 acquisition software. 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-14 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 and 2013 missions 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 Caribbean seafloor.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Backscatter
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Backscatter
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 Backscatter
None Benthic
None Biogeography
None Caribbean Sea
None Coral
None Geotiff
None GIS
None H12639
None H12640
None Habitat
None Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
None IOCM
None Lang Bank
None M1907-NF-14
None MBES
None Multibeam
None Nancy Foster
None NF14
None NOAA
None Raster
None Reef
None Reson 7125
None Seafloor Mapping
None Seafloor Mapping of the US Caribbean
None Sonar
None St. Croix
None US Virgin Islands

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2014

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
placekt: CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > US Virgin Islands > St. Croix
None Southwest Bank

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Seafloor

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: 450292
Date Effective From: 2015-02-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 450294
Date Effective From: 2015-02-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 450295
Date Effective From: 2015-02-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 450293
Date Effective From: 2015-02-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 450296
Date Effective From: 2015-02-09
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: 450299
W° Bound: -64.5484
E° Bound: -64.424269
N° Bound: 17.83841
S° Bound: 17.75086

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 450298
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-12
End: 2014-04-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585137
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 53584

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 22776

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: 450300
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: TIFF
File Size: 57.109

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 450290
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 450351
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 450350
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: 585135
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600269
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716562
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-1907-NF-14

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for M-1907-NF-14

Completeness Report:

This 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 Grid. 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, dependant 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

M-1907-NF-14 Fledermaus Backscatter Mosaic

CC ID: 600272
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: 2014-03-12
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-09-03
Source Contribution:

Raw acoustic intensity (dB) integrated with Processed Multibeam Data. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

M-1907-NF-14 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

CC ID: 600271
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: 2014-03-12
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-08-29
Source Contribution:

Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw .HSX and .7k files (Hypack) | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF14_STX_LangBank_400khz_Backscatter_1m.tif

CC ID: 600273
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
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-09-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2015-02-09
Source Contribution:

Sourced from fledermaus backscatter mosaic. | Source Geospatial Form: tabular digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Raw Multibeam Data M-1907-NF-14

CC ID: 600270
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: 2014-03-12
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-04-02
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: 600274
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 in March - April of 2014 as project numbers M-1907-NF-14. Multibeam data was acquired in Hypack .hsx and .7k formats with hull-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam echosounders (400 kHz). 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. 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 M-1907-NF-14

Process Date/Time: 2014-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data M-1907-NF-14

Process Step 2

CC ID: 600275
Description:

Raw .hsx and .all data were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS v 8.0 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: M-1907-NF-14 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Date/Time: 2014-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data M-1907-NF-14

Process Step 3

CC ID: 600276
Description:

CARIS HDCS data was imported into Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox (FMGT) and merged with raw acoustic intensity .7k files, also known as the "snippets file". FMGT processed the snippets to create backscatter data for each survey line and mosaiced them together. Reson D-TVG was applied to backscatter to correct for change in depth. | Source Produced: M-1907-NF-14 Fledermaus Backscatter Mosaic

Process Date/Time: 2014-01-01 00:00:00
Source: M-1907-NF-14 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Step 4

CC ID: 600277
Description:

The Fledermaus backscatter mosaic was exported as a grid and imported into ArcGIS. Artifacts and holidays were corrected in Envi using feature extraction, and merged back into the mosaic to produce a continuous backscatter surface. The final product was exported as a rendered GeoTiff.

Process Date/Time: 2014-01-01 00:00:00
Source: M-1907-NF-14 Fledermaus Backscatter Mosaic

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38918
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38918
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