Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
This feature class contains internal wave packets extracted from SAR imagery that were binned in 1x1 minute latitude/longitude polygon grid cells. Statistics were calculated for each polygon grid cell---in particular, internal wave packet frequency, total internal wave packet area, average internal wave packet area, minimum internal wave packet area, maximum internal wave packet area, the variance of internal wave packet areas and the standard deviation of internal wave packet areas. These statistics were calculated so as to better understand the frequency, size and location of internal wave packets in Massachusetts Bay.
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
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- 2006-02-01 00:00:00 - BACKGROUND:Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) can detect internal waves by emitting pulses of X-band (3cm), C-band (6cm) and L-band (24 cm) microwave energy, producing a two-dimensional radar backscatter map of the roughness of the ocean surface (Jackson and Apel, 2004 p.21, 41). In SAR imagery, internal waves appear as packets or groups of waves characterized by: 1) Alternating bands of bright and dark bands. The bright band is associated with the convergence zone, as determined by the orbital particle motion within the internal wave. 2) Curvilinear wave crests bent by refraction 3) Decreasing wave crest lengths from front to back of each packet 4) Decreasing wavelengths from front to back of each packet, indicating propagation direction and that nonlinear wave dispersion is in effect. 5) Decreasing wave amplitudes from front to back of each packet 6) Propagation parallel to significant isobaths Less often, internal waves may also be seen composed of only dark bands with no associated bright bands. This varying appearance is due to sensitivity to wind speed and wind direction, as well as to the orientation of the wave groups to the radar platform (Jackson and Apel, 2004 p.47). METHODS: In this study, the following methodology was used to identify and delineate internal wave packets in ESRI ArcGIS (ArcView) 9.1. First of all, a search extent was defined in order to narrow the geographic area in which to look for the internal waves. This area roughly covered from 42 deg 44 min 19 sec N to 41 deg 30 min 2 sec N and from 71 deg 8 min 3 sec W to 69 deg 36 min 30 sec W.. Each of the 66 SAR images (which were taken between May 14, 1997 and August 29, 2003) were examined for internal waves, using the internal wave packet characteristics listed above as an identification guide. A ESRI polygon shapefile was created with columns recording the SAR image tile name, its year, date and time, as well as the internal wave packet area, packet propagation direction and moon phase during which it occurred. All internal wave packets were digitized at a 1:350,000 scale and saved in this shapefile, along with the necessary attribute information. The internal wave packet data were analyzed using a non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test for significant differences in the median with a Dunn's post hoc test.
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6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.2. Name of organization of facility providing data access
- 7.2.1. If data hosting service is needed, please indicate
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
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7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
Please contact the Stellwagen Banks NMS Research Coordinator for additional information on data access (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.