Surveys at twenty-one sites in American Samoa to check the status of the coral reef communities, 2002-03 (NODC Accession 0000735)

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Transects of the coral colonies at 21 sites in American Samoa were surveyed by Dr. Charles Birkeland during an underwater swim in March 2002. Data for each coral species include abundances and size distributions of the colonies. The living coral cover can be estimated from the size distribution data. Data were collected by the US DOI; Geological Survey - Honolulu in support of the Coral Reef Studies.
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Surveys at twenty-one sites in American Samoa to check the status of the coral reef communities, 2002-03 (NODC Accession 0000735). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2002-03-06 to 2002-03-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.161783
S: -14.366233
E: -169.444867
W: -170.788967
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
  • revision: 2013-03-15
Edition 1.2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To check the status of the coral reef commuinities in American Samoa.
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  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Surveys at twenty-one sites in American Samoa to check the status of the coral reef communities, 2002-03 (NODC Accession 0000735). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Coastal studies
  • Coral
  • Coral reef
  • Coral reef monitoring and assessment
  • Coral species abundance
  • Numeric Data Sets
  • Numeric Data Sets - benthic
  • Numeric Data Sets - biology
  • Numeric Data Sets - oceanographic
  • Size distribution of colonies
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > SAMOA
Originator Place Keywords
  • American Samoa
  • Fagatele Bay
  • Ofu Island
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Tutuila Island
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Surveys at twenty-one sites in American Samoa to check the status of the coral reef communities, 2002-03 (NODC Accession 0000735). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-17T01:59:35 - NCEI Accession 0000735 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-15T19:07:13 - NCEI Accession 0000735 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • GPS
  • visual observation
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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