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Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Puerto Rico Relative Vulnerability to Erosion, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39464.

Item Identification

Title: Puerto Rico Relative Vulnerability to Erosion
Short Name: pr_vuln_metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005-01
Abstract:

Physical factors, such as the slope of the land, the texture of the soil, and the precipitation regime influence erosion in an area. Parts of Puerto Rico are very steep and erosion-prone. In addition, the nature of the soil and intense rainfall events promote severe erosion in these areas. Erosion can be extreme in exposed areas (cleared for a road or residential construction, or where soil is exposed due to cropping patterns or agricultural cycle.)

Purpose:

The purpose of this dataset is to estimate the relative vulnerability to erosion in Puerto Rico based on physical factors: slope, precipitation, and soil type

Notes:

824

Other Citation Details:

NOAA Summit-to-Sea Project

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None. Environmental Monitoring
None. EROSION
None. LAND BASED SOURCES OF POLLUTION
None. PRECIPITATION
None. RUNOFF
None. SLOPE
None. SOIL
None. TOPOGRAPHY
None. VULNERABILITY
None. WATERSHED

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None CULEBRA ISLAND
None PUERTO RICO
None VIEQUES ISLAND

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: 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: NOAA Summit-to-Sea, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 471325
Date Effective From: 2005-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 471327
Date Effective From: 2005-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 471328
Date Effective From: 2005-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 471326
Date Effective From: 2005-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 471329
Date Effective From: 2005-01
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: 471332
W° Bound: -67.559874
E° Bound: -65.173699
N° Bound: 18.599621
S° Bound: 17.842139

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 471331
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2000

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585738
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 2645

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 8376

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Acknowledgement of the NOAA Summit-to-Sea project wherever possible would be appreciated. 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: 471333
Download URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/summit_sea/summit2seaPR.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: raster

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 471322
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/summit_sea/summit2seaPR.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 471323
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/summit_sea/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 471349
Activity Date/Time: 2013-06-27
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 471348
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: 585736
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

N/A

Conceptual Consistency:

N/A

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 471320
Description:

The simple indicator of the erosivity of the land is based on physical factors of the location (slope, precipitation, and a soil characteristic called K-ffactor, which reflects the erodibility of the given soil type.) This indictor does not consider the current land cover or land use. Rather, it provides an overall indicator of erosion-prone areas, and hence, areas where development / land conversion / road construction should be avoided. Inputs:1.Slope (percentage) - for each 30m grid cell, derived from the (raw) DEM (without hydrologic correction.)2.Precipitation during the peak rainfall month (in millimeters) - The long-term average monthly precipitation values for climate stations across the area were downloaded from NOAA's National Climate Data Center (NCDC). The mean monthly precipitation for the peak rainfall month was selected for each point location, and a 30m resolution grid was interpolated using the inverse distance weighting interpolation method. This variable was chosen because it is more indicative of the rainy season and more extreme events during the year. 3.Soil erodibility factor (K-ffactor) - the K-ffactor was obtained from the SSURGO database of the USDA. Equation 1: Vulnerability = Slope(%) x precip (mm for peak rainfall month) x soil k-ffactor

(NASA Geocover - LC with 1.4 ha minimum mapping unit "http://www.MDafederal.com/geocover/geocoverlc/"; USGS National Elevation Dataset "http://ned.usgs.gov/"; NRCS Soils Database "http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/")

Process Date/Time: 2006-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Band_1

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39464
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39464
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: 2022-08-09 17:11+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