Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Annual Mean Chlorophyll-a Concentration, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54369.

Item Identification

Title: Annual Mean Chlorophyll-a Concentration
Short Name: Chlorophyll-a
Status: Completed
Abstract:

This algorithm returns the near-surface concentration of chlorophyll-a (chlor_a) in mg m-3, calculated using an empirical relationship derived from in situ measurements of chlor_a and remote sensing reflectances (Rrs) in the blue-to-green region of the visible spectrum. The implementation is contingent on the availability three or more sensor bands spanning the 440 - 670 nm spectral regime. The algorithm is applicable to all current ocean color sensors. The chlor_a product is included as part of the standard Level-2 OC product suite and the Level-3 CHL product suite. The data represents monthly mean climatologies on a monthly data time scale for a ten-year period between 2007 and 2016. These climatologies were created using the 'Create Climatological Rasters for NASA OceanColor L3 SMI Product' in the Marine Geospatial Ecology Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1-10.6. Available for download here: http://mgel2011-kvm.env.duke.edu/mget/download/.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal energy planning
None environment
None environmental
None environmental energy planning
None farming
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None national
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None United States

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Atlantic
None national
None Pacific
None United States

Physical Location

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 makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group; Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 790962
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 790963
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 790965
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 790964
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 790967
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 65
S° Bound: 10

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 790970
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/Chlorophyll_a.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 790969
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/Aragonite/MapServer
Distributor:
File Name: Map Service
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 790960
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Chlorophyll-a Concentration Climatologies

CC ID: 790957
Contact Name: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Citation URL: https://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/chlor_a.php
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Monthly or Annual Climatologies for Chlorophyll-a Concentration

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 790958
Description:

(1) Monthly and annual climatologies for chlorophyll-a concentration were downloaded using the Marine Geospatial Ecology Toolbox. The tool used to download these data is 'Create Climatological Rasters for NASA OceanColor L3 SMI Product'. The climatologies are created using monthly resolution data at a 10-year temporal resolution from 2007 to 2016. (2) Data were projected from WGS 1984 GCS to WGS 1984 World Mercator (WKID: 3395).

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54369
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-09-28 12:21+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27