Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Weather Radar Impact Zones, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57239.

Item Identification

Title: Weather Radar Impact Zones
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Abstract:

These data represent an inventory of the national impacts of wind turbine interference with NEXRAD radar stations. This inventory was developed by the NOAA Radar Operations Center (ROC) to establish variable zones that delineate the possible impacts that wind turbines may have on radar operations. The inventory scheme includes four zones that take in to account terrain, distance, and the number of elevation angles impacted. ROC requests various degrees of consultation with the developer depending on the zone. No Build - No wind turbines permitted Mitigation Zone - Significant impacts likely Consultation Zone - Significant impacts possible Notification Zone - Impacts not likely

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 NAD 1983 (ESPG: 4269). 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 oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None consultation
None Doppler
None impact
None mitigation
None no build
None notification
None weather radar
None wind energy planning
None wind turbine

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
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); NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM); NEXRAD Radar Operations Center;

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 868749
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: 868752
W° Bound: -166.234711
E° Bound: 145.033035
N° Bound: 65.807668
S° Bound: 13.231009

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 868751
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-09-01
Description:

publication date

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: 868755
Download URL: http://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/PhysicalOceanographicAndMarineHabitat/MapServer
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 868756
Download URL: http://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 868754
Download URL: http://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 868753
Download URL: https://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 868746
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data
Name: MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 2

CC ID: 868747
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/nationalviewer
Name: MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 3

CC ID: 868748
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data
Name: Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

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

Radar Impact Zones

CC ID: 868743
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NEXRAD Radar Operations Center
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: https://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Original shapefiles were provided by ROC, and were combined and condensed by NOAA OCM.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 868744
Description:

• Original source data was provided by NOAA Radar Operations Center • Import 4 shapefiles into a file geodatabase • Project 4 feature classes into NAD83 • Update attribute names to siteID and siteName • Add impactZone field to each feature class • Populate the fields so that GREEN = Notification Zone, YELLOW = Consultation Zone, ORANGE = Mitigation Zone and RED = No Build Zone • Dissolve each feature class based on siteID, siteName, and impactZone, unselecting multi-part features • Integrate each feature class at 1 foot tolerance to clean up most of the slivers in the data • Dissolve each feature class again based on siteID, siteName, and impactZone, unselecting multi-part features • Erase RED from ORANGE and Merge the new hollow ORANGE with RED • Union this new ORANGE-RED, and split and merge overlaps in the Mitigation Zone only • Erase the new ORANGE-RED from YELLOW and Merge the new hollow YELLOW with ORANGE-RED • Union this new YELLOW-ORANGE-RED, and split and merge overlaps in the Consultation Zone only • Erase the new YELLOW-ORANGE-RED from GREEN and Merge the new hollow GREEN with YELLOW-ORANGE-RED • Union this new GREEN-YELLOW-ORANGE-RED, and split and merge overlaps in the Notification Zone only • Delete from the No Build Zone features: Camp Humphreys, Kadena AB, Kunsan AB, Lajes AB and Langley Hill • Select by Attributes where siteID = 'PAHG', and populate so that all features have siteName = 'Kenai FAA (RDA1)' • Integrate new feature class at 20 feet tolerance to further clean up data slivers • Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2015-07-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Entity (ENT) Weather Radar Impact Zones

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57239
Metadata Record Created By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Created: 2019-08-20 09:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-10 21:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-08-20
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-08-20