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Title: ESI.AAT
Short Name: ESI.AAT
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The ESI.AAT table contains attribute information for the vector lines representing linear shoreline features with ESI classification. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Notes:

Converted from FGDC using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml_entity.pl' script.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
ESI VARCHAR The item ESI contains values representing the ESI shoreline type. In many cases, shorelines are ranked with multiple codes, such as "6B/3A" (listed landward to seaward from left to right). The first code, "6B", is the most landward shoreline type and the second code, "3A", is the shoreline type closest to the water. Singular shoreline types are listed below. No multiple codes are listed, but all multiple codes included in the data set can be assembled from the codes described.The ESI rankings progress from low to high susceptibility to oil spills. To determine the sensitivity of a particular intertidal shoreline habitat, the following factors are integrated: (1) Shoreline type (substrate, grain size, tidal elevation, origin); (2) Exposure to wave and tidal energy; (3) Biological productivity and sensitivity; (4) Ease of cleanup. Prediction of the behavior and persistence of oil in intertidal habitats is based on an understanding of the dynamics of the coastal environments, not just the substrate type and grain size. The intensity of energy expended upon a shoreline by wave action, tidal currents, and river currents directly affects the persistence of stranded oil. The need for shoreline cleanup activities is determined, in part, by the slowness of natural processes in removal of oil stranded on the shoreline. The potential for biological injury, and ease of cleanup of spilled oil, are also important factors in the ESI ranking. Generally speaking, areas exposed to high levels of physical energy, such as wave action and tidal currents, and low biological activity rank low on the scale, whereas sheltered areas with associated high biological activity have the highest ranking. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.
100
LINE VARCHAR Type of geographic feature. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.
100
SOURCE_ID NUMBER Spatial data source for the data layer lines that link to records in the SOURCES data table. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.
100
ENVIR VARCHAR Type of regional environment. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Attribute Details

ESI

CC ID: 540466
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The item ESI contains values representing the ESI shoreline type. In many cases, shorelines are ranked with multiple codes, such as "6B/3A" (listed landward to seaward from left to right). The first code, "6B", is the most landward shoreline type and the second code, "3A", is the shoreline type closest to the water. Singular shoreline types are listed below. No multiple codes are listed, but all multiple codes included in the data set can be assembled from the codes described.The ESI rankings progress from low to high susceptibility to oil spills. To determine the sensitivity of a particular intertidal shoreline habitat, the following factors are integrated: (1) Shoreline type (substrate, grain size, tidal elevation, origin); (2) Exposure to wave and tidal energy; (3) Biological productivity and sensitivity; (4) Ease of cleanup. Prediction of the behavior and persistence of oil in intertidal habitats is based on an understanding of the dynamics of the coastal environments, not just the substrate type and grain size. The intensity of energy expended upon a shoreline by wave action, tidal currents, and river currents directly affects the persistence of stranded oil. The need for shoreline cleanup activities is determined, in part, by the slowness of natural processes in removal of oil stranded on the shoreline. The potential for biological injury, and ease of cleanup of spilled oil, are also important factors in the ESI ranking. Generally speaking, areas exposed to high levels of physical energy, such as wave action and tidal currents, and low biological activity rank low on the scale, whereas sheltered areas with associated high biological activity have the highest ranking. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Allowed Values: 1A: Exposed Rocky Shores | 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 2A: Exposed Wave-cut Platforms | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 4: Coarse-grained Sand Beaches | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap | 6D: Boulder Rubble | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands | U: Unranked |

LINE

CC ID: 540467
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of geographic feature. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Allowed Values: F: Flat | H: Hydrography | I: Index | M: Marsh | P: Pier | S: Shoreline |

SOURCE_ID

CC ID: 540468
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Spatial data source for the data layer lines that link to records in the SOURCES data table. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Allowed Values: 1 - N

ENVIR

CC ID: 540469
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of regional environment. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Allowed Values: E: Estuarine | U: Unranked |

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 42509
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:42509
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 11:28+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-08-07
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year