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Title: ESIL
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The ESIL table contains attribute information for the vector lines representing linear shoreline features with ESI classification.

Notes:

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Entity Information

Description:

The ESIL table contains attribute information for the vector lines representing linear shoreline features with ESI classification.

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. In general, 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.
100
LINE VARCHAR Type of geographic feature.
100
ENVIR VARCHAR Type of regional environment.
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.
100
LANDWARD_SHORETYPE VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the first (or only) ESI type found in the ESI field.
100
SEAWARD_SHORETYPE1 VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the second ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable).
100
SEAWARD_SHORETYPE2 VARCHAR The numeric representation and physical description of the third ESI type in the ESI field (NULL if not applicable).
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.
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.
100
SOURCE_ID NUMBER Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This ID indicates the source of a vector line segment.
100
ESI_SOURCE NUMBER Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This ID indicates the source of the ESI classification, typically the imagery used for photo-interpretation, of a line segment. Vector features that were not surveyed or do not qualify for an ESI classification have a value of -1.

Attribute Details

ESI

CC ID: 782272
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. In general, 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.

Allowed Values: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6D, 7, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, 10F

LINE

CC ID: 782277
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of geographic feature.

Allowed Values: B, E, GR, H, P, S

ENVIR

CC ID: 782271
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of regional environment.

Allowed Values: E, L, P, R

MOST_SENSITIVE

CC ID: 782278
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.

Allowed Values: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6D, 7, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 10E, 10F

LANDWARD_SHORETYPE

CC ID: 782276
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.

Allowed Values: 1A: Exposed, Rocky Shores, 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-Made Structures, 1C: Exposed, Rocky Cliffs w/Boulder Talus Base, 2A: Exposed, Wave-Cut Platforms (Bedrock/Mud/Clay), 2B: Exposed Scarps and Steep Slopes (Clay), 3A: Fine to Medium Grained Sand Beaches, 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes (Sand), 3C: Tundra Cliffs, 4: Coarse Grained Sand Beaches, 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches, 6A: Gravel Beaches [(Granules/Pebbles)], 6B: Riprap [OR Gravel Beaches (Cobbles/Boulders)], 6D: Boulder Rubble, 7: Exposed Tidal Flats, 8A: Sheltered Scarps (Bedrock/Mud/Clay) [OR Sheltered, Impermeable, Rocky Shores], 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-Made Structures [OR Sheltered, Permeable, Rocky Shores], 8C: Sheltered Riprap, 8D: Sheltered, Rocky, Rubble Shores, 8E: Peat Shorelines, 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats, 9B: Vegetated Low Banks, 9C: Hyper-Saline Tidal Flats, 10A: Salt and Brackish Water Marshes, 10B: Freshwater Marshes, 10C: Swamps, 10D: Scrub and Shrub Wetlands, 10E: Inundated Low Lying Tundra, 10F: Mangroves

SEAWARD_SHORETYPE1

CC ID: 782279
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).

Allowed Values: 1A: Exposed, Rocky Shores, 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-Made Structures, 1C: Exposed, Rocky Cliffs w/Boulder Talus Base, 2A: Exposed, Wave-Cut Platforms (Bedrock/Mud/Clay), 2B: Exposed Scarps and Steep Slopes (Clay), 3A: Fine to Medium Grained Sand Beaches, 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes (Sand), 3C: Tundra Cliffs, 4: Coarse Grained Sand Beaches, 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches, 6A: Gravel Beaches [(Granules/Pebbles)], 6B: Riprap [OR Gravel Beaches (Cobbles/Boulders)], 6D: Boulder Rubble, 7: Exposed Tidal Flats, 8A: Sheltered Scarps (Bedrock/Mud/Clay) [OR Sheltered, Impermeable, Rocky Shores], 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-Made Structures [OR Sheltered, Permeable, Rocky Shores], 8C: Sheltered Riprap, 8D: Sheltered, Rocky, Rubble Shores, 8E: Peat Shorelines, 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats, 9B: Vegetated Low Banks, 9C: Hyper-Saline Tidal Flats, 10A: Salt and Brackish Water Marshes, 10B: Freshwater Marshes, 10C: Swamps, 10D: Scrub and Shrub Wetlands, 10E: Inundated Low Lying Tundra, 10F: Mangroves

SEAWARD_SHORETYPE2

CC ID: 782280
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).

Allowed Values: 1A: Exposed, Rocky Shores, 1B: Exposed, Solid Man-Made Structures, 1C: Exposed, Rocky Cliffs w/Boulder Talus Base, 2A: Exposed, Wave-Cut Platforms (Bedrock/Mud/Clay), 2B: Exposed Scarps and Steep Slopes (Clay), 3A: Fine to Medium Grained Sand Beaches, 3B: Scarps and Steep Slopes (Sand), 3C: Tundra Cliffs, 4: Coarse Grained Sand Beaches, 5: Mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches, 6A: Gravel Beaches [(Granules/Pebbles)], 6B: Riprap [OR Gravel Beaches (Cobbles/Boulders)], 6D: Boulder Rubble, 7: Exposed Tidal Flats, 8A: Sheltered Scarps (Bedrock/Mud/Clay) [OR Sheltered, Impermeable, Rocky Shores], 8B: Sheltered, Solid Man-Made Structures [OR Sheltered, Permeable, Rocky Shores], 8C: Sheltered Riprap, 8D: Sheltered, Rocky, Rubble Shores, 8E: Peat Shorelines, 9A: Sheltered Tidal Flats, 9B: Vegetated Low Banks, 9C: Hyper-Saline Tidal Flats, 10A: Salt and Brackish Water Marshes, 10B: Freshwater Marshes, 10C: Swamps, 10D: Scrub and Shrub Wetlands, 10E: Inundated Low Lying Tundra, 10F: Mangroves

GENERAL_SYMBOL

CC ID: 782275
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.

Allowed Values: 1 - 5

GENERALIZED_ESI_TYPE

CC ID: 782274
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.

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

SOURCE_ID

CC ID: 782281
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 8
Min Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This ID indicates the source of a vector line segment.

Allowed Values: 22000001 - 22000443

ESI_SOURCE

CC ID: 782273
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Source identifier that links to the SOURCES data table. This ID indicates the source of the ESI classification, typically the imagery used for photo-interpretation, of a line segment. Vector features that were not surveyed or do not qualify for an ESI classification have a value of -1.

Allowed Values: 219000013 - 219000018

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53910
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53910
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-09-25 16:23+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-15
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-16