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Title: NCRMP_USVI2021_Benthic_Data01_BenthicCover.csv
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022
Abstract:

Benthic cover data collected using the Line Point-Intercept (LPI) methodology.

'NA' values indicate field not applicable or data was not collected.

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

Defines columns for Benthic Data Cover Table NCRMP_USVI2021_Benthic_Data01_BenthicCover.csv

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
REGION character A mnemonic code indicating the region in which a sample was taken.
100
PRIMARY_SAMPLE_UNIT Numeric A code indicating the primary sample unit in which a sample was collected.
100
STATION_NR Numeric A number indicating the secondary sampling unit within a given primary sample unit.
100
Year Numeric A number indicating the calendar year.
100
Month Numeric A number indicating the calendar month.
100
Day Numeric A number indicating the calendar day.
100
HABITAT_CD Character A code indicating the habitat type.
100
STRAT Character A code indicating the stratum in which a sample was taken. Differs by region.
100
RUGOSITY_CD character A number indicating a rugosity category of low (0), high (1), or combined (2). Florida SEFCRI region only.
100
WTD_RUG Numeric A number indicating the weighted rugosity, in m, of the secondary sampling unit
100
MEAN_RUG Numeric A number indicating the average rugosity, in m, calculated from the total number of rugosity measurements taken along the 15m transect
100
LAT_DEGREES Numeric Latitude of secondary sampling unit in decimal degrees
100
LON_DEGREES Numeric Longitude of secondary sampling unit in decimal degrees.
100
MAPGRID_NR Numeric A number indicating gridded shapefile number.
100
SUB_REGION_NAME Character Code indicating a geographical area in REGION in which the sample was collected.
100
SUB_REGION_NR Numeric A number indicating the subregion. Florida regions only.
100
ZONE_NAME Character A code indicating the distance offshore. Florida regions only.
100
ZONE_NR Numeric A number indicating the zone name. Florida regions only.
100
MPA_NAME Character The name of the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Florida regions only.
100
MPA_NR Numeric A number identifying the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Zero indicates unprotected status. Florida regions only.
100
ADMIN Character The name of the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Same as MPA_NAME.
100
PROT Character A Boolean value indicating whether a sample was in a managed area (1) or not (0). Does not imply protection. Florida regions only.
100
DEPTH_STRAT character A code indicating less than or greater than 12 meters depths.
100
MIN_DEPTH Numeric Minimum depth, in meters, of secondary sampling unit.
100
MAX_DEPTH Numeric Maximum depth, in meters, of secondary sampling unit.
100
METERS_COMPLETED Numeric A number indicating the number of meters on the transect completed for the sample.
100
COVER_CAT_CD character A code indicating the group or species for a sample. When species, consists of the first three letters of the genus and the first four of the species name.
100
COVER_CAT_NAME character The name of the category or species that corresponds with the COVER_CAT_CD
100
HARDBOTTOM_P Numeric A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on hardbottom habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.
100
SOFTBOTTOM_P Numeric A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on softbottom habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.
100
RUBBLE_P Numeric A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on rubble habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.

Attribute Details

REGION

CC ID: 1275998
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A mnemonic code indicating the region in which a sample was taken.

PRIMARY_SAMPLE_UNIT

CC ID: 1275996
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating the primary sample unit in which a sample was collected.

STATION_NR

CC ID: 1276002
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the secondary sampling unit within a given primary sample unit.

Unit of Measure: meters

Year

CC ID: 1276007
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the calendar year.

Month

CC ID: 1275995
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the calendar month.

Day

CC ID: 1275983
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the calendar day.

HABITAT_CD

CC ID: 1275984
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating the habitat type.

STRAT

CC ID: 1276003
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating the stratum in which a sample was taken. Differs by region.

RUGOSITY_CD

CC ID: 1276000
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating a rugosity category of low (0), high (1), or combined (2). Florida SEFCRI region only.

WTD_RUG

CC ID: 1276006
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the weighted rugosity, in m, of the secondary sampling unit

MEAN_RUG

CC ID: 1275990
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the average rugosity, in m, calculated from the total number of rugosity measurements taken along the 15m transect

LAT_DEGREES

CC ID: 1275986
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude of secondary sampling unit in decimal degrees

LON_DEGREES

CC ID: 1275987
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude of secondary sampling unit in decimal degrees.

MAPGRID_NR

CC ID: 1275988
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating gridded shapefile number.

SUB_REGION_NAME

CC ID: 1276004
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Code indicating a geographical area in REGION in which the sample was collected.

SUB_REGION_NR

CC ID: 1276005
Seq. Order: 160
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the subregion. Florida regions only.

ZONE_NAME

CC ID: 1276008
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating the distance offshore. Florida regions only.

ZONE_NR

CC ID: 1276009
Seq. Order: 180
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the zone name. Florida regions only.

MPA_NAME

CC ID: 1275993
Seq. Order: 190
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The name of the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Florida regions only.

MPA_NR

CC ID: 1275994
Seq. Order: 200
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number identifying the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Zero indicates unprotected status. Florida regions only.

ADMIN

CC ID: 1275979
Seq. Order: 210
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The name of the marine protected area in which the sample was collected. Same as MPA_NAME.

PROT

CC ID: 1275997
Seq. Order: 220
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A Boolean value indicating whether a sample was in a managed area (1) or not (0). Does not imply protection. Florida regions only.

Null Value: NA

DEPTH_STRAT

CC ID: 1275982
Seq. Order: 250
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating less than or greater than 12 meters depths.

MIN_DEPTH

CC ID: 1275992
Seq. Order: 260
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Minimum depth, in meters, of secondary sampling unit.

Unit of Measure: meters

MAX_DEPTH

CC ID: 1275989
Seq. Order: 270
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum depth, in meters, of secondary sampling unit.

Unit of Measure: meters

METERS_COMPLETED

CC ID: 1275991
Seq. Order: 280
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the number of meters on the transect completed for the sample.

Unit of Measure: meters

COVER_CAT_CD

CC ID: 1275980
Seq. Order: 290
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A code indicating the group or species for a sample. When species, consists of the first three letters of the genus and the first four of the species name.

Validation Rules:

Against Species Codes

COVER_CAT_NAME

CC ID: 1275981
Seq. Order: 300
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The name of the category or species that corresponds with the COVER_CAT_CD

HARDBOTTOM_P

CC ID: 1275985
Seq. Order: 310
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on hardbottom habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.

SOFTBOTTOM_P

CC ID: 1276001
Seq. Order: 320
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on softbottom habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.

RUBBLE_P

CC ID: 1275999
Seq. Order: 340
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A number indicating the percentage of points for COVER_CAT_CD on rubble habitat along a linear-point-intercept transect.

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 1276010
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1276011
Start Date: 2022
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0270849/1.1/data/0-data/NCRMP_USVI_2021_Benthics/Data_Sets/NCRMP_USVI2021_Benthic_Data01_BenthicCover.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NCRMP_USVI2021_Benthic_Data01_BenthicCover.csv
File Date/Time: 2022-07-14 17:20:00
File Type (Deprecated): tabular digital data (Microsoft Excel, CSV, or other tabular format)
Distribution Format: CSV - Comma Separated Values (Text)
File Size: 553K
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 71074
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:71074
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2023-10-11 11:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-10-11
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-02-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-02-28