Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2021: Five-minute grid of marine bird biomass density surveyed off central California - Upwelling season, 1980-2001 (CDAS data set Up0_mass.shp), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39221.

Item Identification

Title: Five-minute grid of marine bird biomass density surveyed off central California - Upwelling season, 1980-2001 (CDAS data set Up0_mass.shp)
Short Name: Up0_mass.shp
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2003-10-16
Abstract:

Up0_mass is a polygon shapefile representing 5 minute x 5 minute latitude x longitude cells that house the overall total biomass densities (kg/sq km) of 76 species of marine birds in the Upwelling season (March 15 - August 14, 1980-2001). Density for each of 76 marine bird species was multiplied by average body mass for that species, and these products summed for all species in a cell, to obtain total biomass density. Cells that were surveyed but in which no birds were observed have total biomass densities of zero.

Purpose:

Up0_mass shapefile was created as part of a study to assess marine bird use of coastal California waters within and adjacent to the Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. This file was produced for graphic/map display of combined densities for marine bird species occurring within the study area.

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Supplemental Information:

Up0_mass shapefile was created as part of a biogeographic assessment of marine resources off northern and central California, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Ocean Service. For additional information, see http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/ca_nms2.aspx.For additional aerial survey data information used in this project, see CD-ROM, Marine Mammal and Seabird Computer Database Analysis System, Washington, Oregon, and California (1975-1997).For additional ship-based survey data information used in this project, contact the following contributing researchers:SF-DODS Cruises (1996-2000) EPOCS Cruises (1984-1994)David G. Ainley, Ph.D.H.T. Harvey and Associates3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145San Jose, California 95118dainley@sbcglobal.net Midwater Trawls for Juvenile Rockfish(1985-2001)David G. Ainley, Ph.D. (see above)and Carol Keiper, Ph.D. Oikonos P.O. Box 979Bolinas, Calfornia 94924 carol@oikonos.org ORCAWALE Cruise (2001)Lisa T. Ballance, Ph.D.Ecosystem Studies Program Southwest Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive La Jolla, California 92037 lisa.ballance@noaa.gov

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None. biomass
None. biomass densities
None. biomass densities(kg/sq km)
None. bird
None. CA ocean
None. ecosystem
None. kg/sq km
None. marine biota
None. marine bird
None. Marine birds
None. ocean
None. seabird
None. Upwelling season
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1980-2001
None March15-August14
None Upwelling Season

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None. California
None. Central CA
None. coastal ocean
None. Cordell Bank
None. Gulf of Farallones
None. Marine
None. Monterey Bay
None. ocean off CA

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: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

Information regarding combined biomass densities (kg/km2)of marine birds during the Upwelling Season, 1980-2001, occurring within the study area, is available in this shapefile.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

R.G. Ford Consulting Co. CDAS Central California Data Set, 2001

Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared for 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, 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 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.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

Data Set Credit: This data set was compiled by R. G. Ford Consulting Company for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Marine Sanctuary Program. The following researchers contributed ship-based survey data for use in production of this shapefile: David G. Ainley, Ph.D., H. T. Harvey and Associates; Carol Keiper, Ph.D., Oikonos; Lisa T. Ballance, Ph. D., Ecosystem Studies Program, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. Aerial survey data used for production of this shapefile are available on CD-ROM, Marine Mammal and Seabird Computer Database Analysis System, Washington, Oregon, and California (1975-1997).See Source Information for additional citations of contributors to this data set.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 461188
Date Effective From: 2003-10-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 461190
Date Effective From: 2003-10-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 461191
Date Effective From: 2003-10-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 461189
Date Effective From: 2003-10-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 461192
Date Effective From: 2003-10-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gill, Tracy
Email Address: tracy.gill@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 461195
W° Bound: -128.999954
E° Bound: -120.583336
N° Bound: 38.999966
S° Bound: 35.000031

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 461194
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1980
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 585602
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1403

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

This data set is in the public domain, and the recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a data set compiled by R. G. Ford Consulting Company for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service.

Data Use Constraints:

This data set is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind. The user assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and suitability of this data set for a particular purpose.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 461196
Download URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/california/html/data/shapes/bird_shapes.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: shapefile
File Size: 0.132

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 461186
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/california/html/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 461226
Activity Date/Time: 2014-03-19
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 461225
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: 585600
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600790
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.5.1450

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The at-sea density data, from which this shapefile was created, are the result of a synthesis of data from eight shipboard and aerial survey programs conducted in the study area in the years 1980-2001. Observation and trackline data from these studies were converted to a common format. All aerial data were continuous; ship-based data were converted separately into a continuous transect to the extent possible. From the digitized survey data, the distributions of effort and of marine bird species were mapped into 5 minute x 5 minute latitude x longitude cells using CDAS, a custom geographic information system for analyzing marine bird and mammal surveys (MMS-CDAS 2001). The length and width of the survey trackline in a given cell (estimated trackline width varied by platform, depending on speed and height above water) were used to estimate the area sampled. The number of marine birds seen in a cell was then divided by the area sampled in the cell to estimate density. If a cell was censused more than once, densities were averaged, with adjustment made for effort.Although the at-sea data span the years 1980-2001, data are not available for all seasons in all years. For the Upwelling Season, data are from 1980-1982 and 1985-2001. For the Oceanic Season, data are from 1980-1982, 1991 and 1994-2001. For the Davidson Current Season, data are from 1980-1986 and 1991-2001.All data sources were thoroughly checked for accuracy, consistency and completeness. Accuracy analyses were not applicable to this data set and therefore not produced.

Completeness Report:

All shapefile cells have attribute information.

Conceptual Consistency:

All shapefile attributes were checked for consistency of appropriate range values.

Lineage

Sources

The CDAS Central CA Data Set (1980-2001).

CC ID: 600791
Contact Name: R. G. Ford Consulting Co.
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1980
Extent End Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

R.G. Ford Consulting Co. compiled several data sets for analyses. See Phase II report for more info on the data seta dn how they were conbined, or contact R.G. Ford at eci@teleport.com . | Source Geospatial Form: model | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 600792
Description:

Up0_MASS is a polygon shapefile representing 5 minute x 5 minute latitude x longitude cells that contain the overall, combined biomass densities (kgbirds/sq km) of species of marine birds in the CDAS central CA data set during the Upwelling Season (Mar15-Aug14,1980-2001). The number of marine birds seen in a cell was divided by the area sampled in the cell to estimate density. If a cell was censused more than once, densities were averaged. Cells that were surveyed but in which no birds were observed have densities of zero. AL0_DENS shapefile was created as part of a study to assess marine bird use of coastal California waters within and adjacent to the Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. This file was produced for graphic/map display of combined densities for marine bird species occurring within the study area. AL0_DENS shapefile was created as part of a biogeographic assessment of marine resources off northern and central California, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Service. For additional information, see http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/ca_nms2.aspx. For additional aerial survey data information used in this project, see CD-ROM, Marine Mammal and Seabird Computer Database Analysis System, Washington, Oregon, and California (1975-1997). For additional ship-based survey data information used in this project, contact the following contributing researchers: SF-DODS Cruises (1996-2000) EPOCS Cruises (1984-1994) David G. Ainley, Ph.D. H.T. Harvey and Associates 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145 San Jose, California 95118 dainley@sbcglobal.net Midwater Trawls for Juvenile Rockfish(1985-2001) David G. Ainley, Ph.D. (see above) and Carol Keiper, Ph.D. Oikonos P.O. Box 979 Bolinas, Calfornia 94924 carol@oikonos.org ORCAWALE Cruise (2001) Lisa T. Ballance, Ph.D. Ecosystem Studies Program Southwest Fisheries Science Center National Marine Fisheries Service 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive La Jolla, California 92037 lisa.ballance@noaa.gov

Process Date/Time: 2003-10-16 00:00:00
Source: The CDAS Central CA Data Set (1980-2001).

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Up0_MASS

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39221
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10