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Title: ESIL
Short Name: ESIL
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The ESIL table contains attribute information for the vector lines representing linear shoreline features with ESI classification. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

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: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
LINE VARCHAR Type of geographic feature. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
ENVIR VARCHAR Type of regional environment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
MOST_SENSITIVE VARCHAR If multiple shoreline types appear in ESI classification, this field represents the highest value (most sensitive type); otherwise it is the same value as the ESI field. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
LANDWARD_SHORETYPE VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the first (or only) ESI type found in the ESI field. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SEAWARD_SHORETYPE1 VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the second ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SEAWARD_SHORETYPE2 VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the third ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GENERAL_SYMBOL NUMBER This field is used for symbolizing the ESI shoreline based on a generalized classification scheme; if multiple generalized types occur, this will reflect the highest value. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
GENERALIZED_ESI_TYPE VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the generalized ESI shoreline type. See the NOAA ESI Guidelines for the ESI to GENERALIZED_ESI_TYPE crosswalk. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
SOURCE_ID NUMBER An 8-digit Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This id indicates the source of a vector line segment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
ESI_SOURCE NUMBER An 8-digit Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This id indicates the source of the ESI classification of a line segment. Vector features that were not surveyed or do not qualify for an ESI classification have a value of -1. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Attribute Details

ESI

CC ID: 546662
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: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 9B: Vegetated Low Banks | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes | 10C: Swamps | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands |

LINE

CC ID: 546663
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of geographic feature. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: S: Shoreline |

ENVIR

CC ID: 546664
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of regional environment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: E: Estuarine |

MOST_SENSITIVE

CC ID: 546665
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

If multiple shoreline types appear in ESI classification, this field represents the highest value (most sensitive type); otherwise it is the same value as the ESI field. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 9B: Vegetated Low Banks | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes | 10C: Swamps | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands |

LANDWARD_SHORETYPE

CC ID: 546666
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The numeric representation and physical description of the first (or only) ESI type found in the ESI field. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap: Riprap | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 9B: Vegetated Low Banks: Vegetated Low Banks | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes: Freshwater Marshes | 10C: Swamps: Swamps | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands: Scrub-shrub Wetlands |

SEAWARD_SHORETYPE1

CC ID: 546667
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The numeric representation and physical description of the second ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap: Riprap | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 9B: Vegetated Low Banks: Vegetated Low Banks | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes: Freshwater Marshes | 10C: Swamps: Swamps | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands: Scrub-shrub Wetlands |

SEAWARD_SHORETYPE2

CC ID: 546668
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The numeric representation and physical description of the third ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable). | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 3A: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches: Fine- to Medium-grained Sand Beaches | 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand: Scarps and Steep Slopes in Sand | 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches | 6A: Gravel Beaches: Gravel Beaches | 6B: Riprap: Riprap | 7: Exposed Tidal Flats: Exposed Tidal Flats | 8A: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud: Sheltered Rocky Shores and Sheltered Scarps in Clay or Mud | 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures: Sheltered, Solid Man-made Structures | 8C: Sheltered Riprap: Sheltered Riprap | 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats: Sheltered Tidal Flats | 9B: Vegetated Low Banks: Vegetated Low Banks | 10A: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes: Salt- and Brackish-water Marshes | 10B: Freshwater Marshes: Freshwater Marshes | 10C: Swamps: Swamps | 10D: Scrub-shrub Wetlands: Scrub-shrub Wetlands |

GENERAL_SYMBOL

CC ID: 546669
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

This field is used for symbolizing the ESI shoreline based on a generalized classification scheme; if multiple generalized types occur, this will reflect the highest value. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1 - 5

GENERALIZED_ESI_TYPE

CC ID: 546670
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The numeric representation and physical description of the generalized ESI shoreline type. See the NOAA ESI Guidelines for the ESI to GENERALIZED_ESI_TYPE crosswalk. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1: Armored: Armored | 2: Rocky and Steep Shorelines (Bedrock/Sand/Clay): Rocky and Steep Shorelines (Bedrock/Sand/Clay) | 3: Beaches (Sand/Gravel): Beaches (Sand/Gravel) | 4: Flats (Mud/Sand): Flats (Mud/Sand) | 5: Vegetated (Grass/Marsh/Mangroves/Scrub-Shrub): Vegetated (Grass/Marsh/Mangroves/Scrub-Shrub) |

SOURCE_ID

CC ID: 546671
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An 8-digit Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This id indicates the source of a vector line segment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 23600001- 23600509

ESI_SOURCE

CC ID: 546672
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An 8-digit Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This id indicates the source of the ESI classification of a line segment. Vector features that were not surveyed or do not qualify for an ESI classification have a value of -1. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 23600001- 23600509

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 43386
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:43386
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29