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

The ESIL.AAT 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
SOURCE_ID NUMBER Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This identifier indicates the source of a vector line segment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
ENVIR VARCHAR Type of regional environment. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
ESI_SOURCE NUMBER Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This identifier 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
100
MOST_SENS VARCHAR The item MOST_SENS 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 item MOST_SENS refers to the most sensitive ESI code in cases of double or triple shoreline values (denoted by a '+' after the value), or a single ESI value in other cases. 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 (and are deemed more sensitive). For the "6B/3A" example above, the "6B" ranking is deemed most sensitive and a '+' is added to let the user know this was a multiple shoreline resulting in a MOST_SENS value of "6B+". | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines
100
ESI_DESC Unknown The item ESI_DESC contains a text description of the item ESI. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Attribute Details

ESI

CC ID: 561106
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 | 2B: Exposed Scarps and Steep Slopes in Clay | 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 Bedrock, Mud, or Clay | 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 | U: Unranked |

LINE

CC ID: 561107
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 |

SOURCE_ID

CC ID: 561108
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

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

Allowed Values: 1 - N

ENVIR

CC ID: 561109
Seq. Order: 4
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 | U: Unclassified |

ESI_SOURCE

CC ID: 561110
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table.

This identifier 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: 1 - N

MOST_SENS

CC ID: 561111
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The item MOST_SENS 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 item MOST_SENS refers to the most sensitive ESI code in cases of double or triple shoreline values (denoted by a '+' after the value), or a single ESI value in other cases. 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 (and are deemed more sensitive). For the "6B/3A" example above, the "6B" ranking is deemed most sensitive and a '+' is added to let the user know this was a multiple shoreline resulting in a MOST_SENS value of "6B+". | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-made Structures | 2B: Exposed Scarps and Steep Slopes in Clay | 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 Bedrock, Mud, or Clay | 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 | U: Unranked |

ESI_DESC

CC ID: 561112
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: Unknown
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The item ESI_DESC contains a text description of the item ESI. | Description Source: NOAA ESI Guidelines

Allowed Values: Acceptable values change from atlas to atlas.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 45390
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:45390
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 11:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-08-10
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year