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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2024: Puerto Rico Relative Erosion Rate by Land cover Type - 1990,

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Title: Puerto Rico Relative Erosion Rate by Land cover Type - 1990
Short Name: pr_eros90_metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005-10

Puerto Rico relative erosion rate by land cover type (1990)


To determine the relative erosion based on land cover type in Puerto Rico, in order to determine potential erosion



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NOAA Summit-to-Sea Project


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None Environmental Monitoring

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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: remote-sensing image
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Data Set Credit: NOAA Summit-to-Sea, World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Data Steward

CC ID: 470275
Date Effective From: 2005-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address:


CC ID: 470277
Date Effective From: 2005-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 470278
Date Effective From: 2005-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 470276
Date Effective From: 2005-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address:

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 470279
Date Effective From: 2005-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Battista, Tim
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 470282
W° Bound: -67.637717
E° Bound: -65.070749
N° Bound: 18.722898
S° Bound: 17.698419

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 470281
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1990

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585665
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 3621

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 8997

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
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The distribution of this data product by NOAA does not constitute any real or implied responsibility for its accuracy or usefulness. Map products should not be used for navigation.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 470283
Download URL:

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File Type (Deprecated): raster



CC ID: 470272
URL Type:
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CC ID: 470273
URL Type:
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Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 470293
Activity Date/Time: 2013-06-27

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 470292
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05

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

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 585663
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Technical Environment


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

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 470270

Relative erosion rates for each land cover type were calculated using the values listed below. NASA Geocover-LC 1990( (path/rows 4,47, 4/48, and 5/47) were used to code erosion rate by land cover.Land Cover Type, Grid Code, Relative Erosion RateDeciduous Forest, 1, 15Evergreen Forest, 2, 15Shrub/Scrub, 3, 50Grassland, 4, 125Barren, 5, 220Urban, 6, 210Agriculture, 7, 200Permanent Wetland, 9, 80Mangrove, 10, 80Water, 11, 5Cloud/No Data, 13, 0

Process Date/Time: 2005-10-01 00:00:00

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39435
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39435
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-13
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-09-13
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-13