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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Ocean Wave Resource Potential, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/67480.

Item Identification

Title: Ocean Wave Resource Potential
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022-06-28
Abstract:

Mean wave power density estimates represent naturally available US wave energy, derived from measurements observed during a 51-month study period. Measurements were taken from 42,000 grid points out to a distance of 50 nautical miles from shore. Values represent the average instantaneous power generated by a meter length of wave crest per grid point. In accordance with accepted global practice, wave power density is measured in kilowatts per meter of wave crest aggregated across a unit diameter circle. Data were classified using quantiles. Bathymetric effects are known to have a large effect on wave characteristics at depths shallower than ~20m on the east coast and ~50m on the west coast. Reliable site-specific information in shallow waters can only be produced using results from models with higher spatial resolution that include shallow-water physics. Results may not be accurate in the shallower waters of the inner continental shelf.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Territorial Sea

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

overallMeanWavePowerDensity

Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction, DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, Electric Power Research Institute

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1176922
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: 1176935
W° Bound: -177.5
E° Bound: 179.25
N° Bound: 70.45
S° Bound: -14.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1176934
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2011
Description:

publication date

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: No
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1176928
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1176929

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1176923
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1176924
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/OceanWaveResourcePotential.zip
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource

CC ID: 1176936
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Electric Power Research Institute
Citation URL: https://openei.org/datasets/files/884/pub/mapping_and_assessment_of_the_us_ocean_wave_energy_resource.pdf

Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Maps and Data

CC ID: 1176939
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Citation URL: https://www.nrel.gov/gis/maps-marine.html
Source Contribution:

Documentation and data

Wave Depth

CC ID: 1176938
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Citation URL: http://en.openei.org/datasets/files/868/pub/wave_depth.zip
Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Wave Power Density

CC ID: 1176937
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Citation URL: http://en.openei.org/datasets/files/868/pub/wave_power_density.zip
Source Contribution:

Shapefile

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1176932
Description:

Acquire: http://en.openei.org/datasets/files/868/pub/wave_power_density.zip

PROJECT data into NAD83

Remove value of ann_wef when equal to -9999

DISSOLVE the feature class, basing the dissolve on the mean annual ("ann_def") field

Add overallMeanWavePowerDensity field and populate with data found in ann_wef field

DELETE all other superfluous fields

Select values in power ranges as displayed in NREL viewer (http://maps.nrel.gov/mhk_atlas), and recalculate values in overallMeanWavePowerDensity respectively

Perform an additional dissolve, basing the dissolve on the overallMeanWavePowerDensity field

EXPLODE all features to make multi-part polygons single-part

Execute the REPAIR GEOMETRY function

Acquire http://en.openei.org/datasets/files/868/pub/wave_depth.zip

PROJECT data into CRS - NAD83 GRS 80

Remove values of ocean depth of 1001, 1000, and 200 and of 50 on the east coast (Keep 50 on west coast)

Add overallMeanWavePowerDensity field and populate with data found in depth field

DELETE all superfluous fields

Select by location features from wave power density that are within features from wave depth, and delete selected features

Copy and paste all features from wave depth to wave power density

EXPLODE all features to make multi-part polygons single-part

Execute the REPAIR GEOMETRY function

Process Date/Time: 2013-01-04 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 67480
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:67480
Metadata Record Created By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Created: 2022-06-28 12:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-06-28
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-06-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-06-28