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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Aleutian Islands Coastal Resources Inventory and Environmental Sensitivity Maps: FAULTS (Fault Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40212.

Item Identification

Title: Aleutian Islands Coastal Resources Inventory and Environmental Sensitivity Maps: FAULTS (Fault Lines)
Short Name: Aleutian_FAULTS
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-05
Abstract:

This data set is a compilation of faults mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and published in USGS bulletin series 1028 (1956-1971). These bulletins are the last published attempt at mapping structure and stratigraphy of the Aleutians on an island-by-island basis. Only faults that manifest themselves on land were included in the USGS reports. Faults were transcribed from these bulletins onto the ESI maps. On the ESI maps, the faults are portrayed as linear features, with no map indication of their type (normal vs. thrust).This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Aleutians East Borough and Aleutians West Coastal Resource Service Area (CRSA). These data identify the marine and coastal environments and wildlife. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The fault data were collected, mapped, and digitized as part of a general assessment of the geophysical hazards present on the Aleutians and the Alaskan Peninsula.

Notes:

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Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute; Aleutians West Coastal Resource Service Area (CRSA); Aleutians East Borough; Alaska Chadux Corporation; United States Coast Guard; and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for the Aleutian Islands

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None ESI
None Faults
None Geology
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Aleutian Islands

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Digital vector data
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute; Aleutians West Coastal Resource Service Area (CRSA); Aleutians East Borough; Alaska Chadux Corporation; United States Coast Guard; and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 503856
Date Effective From: 2002-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 503858
Date Effective From: 2002-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 503859
Date Effective From: 2002-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 503857
Date Effective From: 2002-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: The currentness dates for these data range from 1955 to 1971 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 503862
W° Bound: 172.42
E° Bound: -158.81002
N° Bound: 58.13312
S° Bound: 48.351629

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 503861
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588075
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 148
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 78

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor). ESI data are processed into multiple formats to make them useful to a wider community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcView ESI project and ESI_Viewer product are also included on the distribution CDs for ease of use of the ESI data. The database files are distributed both in the NOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format. This metadata document includes information on both of these database formats.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 503854
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 503875
Activity Date/Time: 2015-07-07
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 503874
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from 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: 588073
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 602442
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719036
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(r) (version 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20), and PC's with Windows Operating System (NT4.0/2000). The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in that data set: birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, faults.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, geo.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.e00, volcanos.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut, biofile, biores, breed, breed_dt, seasonal, soc_dat, soc_lut, socecon, sources, species, and status.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The positional accuracy of the faults portrayed on the maps is difficult to estimate, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy basemaps at a scale of 1:250,000 and 1:63,360 (in the case of Unalaska). The scales at which the faults were originally mapped in the USGS reports varied from 1:25,000 to 1:250,000. For the most part, the USGS reports are the result of field reconnaissance mapping techniques, and the fault data included on the ESI maps reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original data source and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge and available hardcopy reports on mapped faults in the Aleutian chain. Faults presented in U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports as "speculative" (dotted lines with question marks) were not included.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute_Accuracy_Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary node, etc.), and ORACLE(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD-ROM and the metadata are written. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks.

Lineage

Sources

Geologic Reconnaissance of Frosty Peak Volcano, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602456
Contact Name: Waldron, H.H.
Publish Date: 1961-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1961
Scale Denominator: 250000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geologic Reconnaissance of Gareloi Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602444
Contact Name: Coats, R.R.
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 48738
Source Contribution:

Fault information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geologic Reconnaissance of Kiska Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602447
Contact Name: Coats, R.R. et al.
Publish Date: 1961-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1961
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geologic Reconnaissance of Northern Kanaga Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602446
Contact Name: Coats, R.R.
Publish Date: 1956-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1956
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geologic Reconnaissance of Semisopochnoi Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602445
Contact Name: Coats, R.R.
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology and Submarine Physiography of Amchitka Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602453
Contact Name: Powers, H.A., R.R. Coats, and W.H. Nelson
Publish Date: 1960-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1960
Scale Denominator: 20000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Great Sitkin Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602454
Contact Name: Simons, F.S. and D.E. Mathewson
Publish Date: 1955-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1955
Scale Denominator: 50000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Little Sitkin Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602455
Contact Name: Snyder, G.L.
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 20000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Pavlov Volcano and Vicinity, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602458
Contact Name: Kennedy, G.C. and H.H. Waldron
Publish Date: 1955-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1955
Scale Denominator: 100000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Rat Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602451
Contact Name: Lewis, R.Q. et al.
Publish Date: 1960-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1960
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Segula, Davidof, and Khvostof Islands, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602452
Contact Name: Nelson, W.H.
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Southern Adak Island and Kagalaska Island, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602450
Contact Name: Fraser, G.D. and G.L. Snyder
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of the Delarof and Westernmost Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602449
Contact Name: Fraser, G.D. and H.F. Barnett
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 25000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of the Near Islands, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602457
Contact Name: Gates, O.H. et al
Publish Date: 1971-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1971
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Umnak and Bogoslof Islands, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602443
Contact Name: F.M. Byers
Publish Date: 1959-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Scale Denominator: 300000
Source Contribution:

Fault information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Geology of Unalaska Island and Adjacent Insular Shelf, Aleutians Is., AK, Investigations of Alaskan Volcanoes

CC ID: 602448
Contact Name: Drewes, H. et al.
Publish Date: 1961-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1961
Scale Denominator: 250000
Source Contribution:

Fault Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 602459
Description:

The main sources of data used to depict fault distribution were U. S. Geological Survey Bulletins 1028A-U (1956-1971). This bulletin series was cited by local experts during initial project interviews. Information pertaining to fault location was taken from hardcopy maps and reports and compiled by hand onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000 and 1:63,360 (in the case of Unalaska) topographic quadrangles. Digital data were not available.

Process Date/Time: 2001-11-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity FAULTS. AAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40212
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40212
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09