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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Western Alaska ESI: STREAMS (River and Stream Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40635.

Item Identification

Title: Western Alaska ESI: STREAMS (River and Stream Lines)
Short Name: W_Alaska_streams
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2003-07
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines representing inland linear hydrography features used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for Western Alaska. The STREAMS data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Western Alaska. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

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 and Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Western Alaska

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 Hydrography
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None Western Alaska

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: vector digital 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 and Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 517633
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517635
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517636
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517634
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: These data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for these data range from 1982 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 517639
W° Bound: -173.12
E° Bound: -161
N° Bound: 64
S° Bound: 59

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 517638
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2003

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589398
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1246321
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 307594

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: 517631
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 517653
Activity Date/Time: 2003-07
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 517652
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: 589396
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605876
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719456
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 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is 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: bioindex.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, lakes.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, socecon.e00, streams.e00, t_mammal.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, 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 hydrography data set was developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:63,360 and 1:250,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:63,360 and 1:250,000. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent linear river and stream hydrography for Western Alaska.

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 nodes, etc.), and SQL SERVER(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

Alaska Coastline 1 to 63,360

CC ID: 605878
Contact Name: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Shorelines | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

DLG Hydrography

CC ID: 605877
Contact Name: U. S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1950
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Shorelines | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 605879
Contact Name: Colin Plank
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Shorelines | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605880
Description:

The shoreline was derived primarily from digital coastline data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) digital line graph (DLG) data set, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, and Research Planning, Inc. (RPI) 2001 Western Alaska overflights. In some cases, gross shoreline changes or additional hydrography polygons were sketched during overflights conducted during the summer months of 2001. Overflight changes were digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps. Also, additional hydrographic features were digitized directly from USGS Digital Raster Graphs (DRG). In some cases, minor hydrographic changes south of Cape Prince of Wales were digitized from the Norton Sound, Alaska ESI atlas published in 1983. After the initial shoreline classification, these data were edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps were plotted at 1:63,360 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes.

Process Date/Time: 2003-05-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity STREAMS.AAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40635
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40635
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:52+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