Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Humboldt Bay Benthic Habitats 2009 Aquatic Setting, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47851.

Item Identification

Title: Humboldt Bay Benthic Habitats 2009 Aquatic Setting
Short Name: ca_hb09-aquatic_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the Coastal Services Center began collaborating with the California SeaGrant program and other local partners to support an ecosystem-based management (EBM) project for Humboldt Bay. One element of this project was to develop subtidal habitat goals for the long-term management of the bay and provide a framework for conservation and management across the land-sea interface. An aerial imagery-based mapping effort was conducted between 2008 and 2010 which produced a shallow benthic habitat map classified using the Florida System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME) system. This effort resulted in a single polygon shapefile which was later converted to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)classification and organized into separate feature layers for three CMECS components; geoform, substrate, and biotic. Aquatic setting layers (#1 and #2) were produced to further populate the CMECS data structure. Ancillary data was used to accomplish this process in 2015.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Phone: 843-740-1202

Email: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Purpose:

The data was developed to support ecosystem based management in the Humboldt Bay region. The focus of the mapping was on shallow water benthic habitats with particular concern for eelgrass meadows. This aquatic setting layer was developed to further populate the CMECS structure and to serve as an example data set for other CMECS users.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

The study area covers Arcata (North) Bay, Entrance Bay, South Bay and the Eel River Delta, Humboldt County, California. This file geodatabase contains five feature layers corresponding to the CMECS 2012 Aquatic Setting, Geoform, Substrate, and Biotic components. These layers were converted from an earlier version classified according to the System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME) using the CMECS Crosswalk Tool. Each feature layer has its own metadata record describing the attributes, and data development methods associated with it.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Coastal
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Aquatic Setting
None Benthic
None Biotic Component
None California SeaGrant
None CMECS
None Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
None Environmental Monitoring
None Geoform Component
None Habitat
None NOAA
None Substrate Component

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
None Arcata Bay
None California
None Eel River Delta
None Entrance Bay
None Humboldt Bay
None South Bay
None U.S.

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 609672
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 609674
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 609675
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 609673
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 609678
W° Bound: -124.278286
E° Bound: -124.065296
N° Bound: 40.868302
S° Bound: 40.675231

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 609677
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2016-03-31

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 750206
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/benthic/Benthic_Cover_Data/CA_HumboldtBay.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

FTP download of data files.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 750208
URL: https://iocm.noaa.gov/cmecs
Name: CMECS Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Information and resources on the CMECS standard and how to apply it

URL 2

CC ID: 750209
URL: https://www.cmecscatalog.org/
Name: CMECS Catalog
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Searchable online catalog of CMECS units, descriptions, and source references

URL 3

CC ID: 750210
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

URL 4

CC ID: 750211
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) website
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Information on the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

URL 5

CC ID: 750212
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Images/Collections/BenthicCover_thumbnail.jpg
Name: Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Sample of benthic cover data

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 609703
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-30
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 609702
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard 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: 717623
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 750207
Activity Date/Time: 2018-04-11
Description:

Partial upload to move data access FTP links to Distribution Info and remove broken URLs.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A thematic raster data set classified into three estuarine tidal depth zones was produced from a bathymetric digital elevation model (DEM) which itself is a merge between LIDAR based depths and those obtained through multi-beam acoustic data (hb_5mbth_fus).

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The horizontal accuracy has not been independently verified.

Completeness Report:

The spatial resolution of this data is 5 meters (1 pixel is 5m x 5m in size).

Conceptual Consistency:

raster topology present. Every pixel has a label.

Lineage

Sources

hb_5mbth_fus

CC ID: 609661
Contact Name: California State-Monterey Bay and CICORE partnership
Publish Date: 2005-07-29
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-12-31
Source Contribution:

Depth classes | Type of Source Media: online

wc_mllw_navd_m_utm_10_draftv2a.img

CC ID: 609662
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Data Management (OCM)
Source Contribution:

Difference in meters between NAVD88 and MLLW elevations | Type of Source Media: offline

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 609663
Description:

The hb_5mbth_fus Grid, with z-values referenced to the NAVD88 vertical datum, was added to a NAVD88-MLLW conversion grid to create the aquatic setting raster. The conversion grid (wc_mllw_navd_m_utm_10_draftv2a.img) was produced by OCM staff using the VDATUM tool. Each (500m x 500m) cell of the conversion grid contains the difference between the NAVD88 and MLLW elevation for that cell. The resulting continuous raster was then classified into 3 CMECS tidal depth zones and converted to a thematic raster using ArcMap 10.3 tools.

Process Date/Time: 2016-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Aquatic Setting

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47851
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 12:57+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-04-11
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-04-12