NOAA Office for Coastal Management Benthic Habitat Data, Apalachicola Bay, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon, Florida, 1991-2001 (NODC Accession 0001045)

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These data are a collection of regional GIS (Arcview shapefiles and associated Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata) benthic habitat files from studies conducted in specific locations within Florida. Data were collected in partnership with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (formerly the Coastal Services Center) following the guidelines detailed by the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). Each regions's data is held in a separate subdirectory within this dataset.

These GIS benthic data vary in type and attributes depending on the purpose of the study for each region as follows - Apalachicola Bay, sediment profiling data and benthic community information gathered from grab sampling, Dry Tortugas, RoxAnn single-beam acoustic surveys which were part of a larger biogeographic characterization effort intended to characterize benthic habitats and ocean circulation patterns in the newly established Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Florida Bay, habitat polygons developed from National Geodetic Survey aerial photography according to NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) protocol, and Indian River Lagoon, mapping SAV beds and benthic habitat according to C-CAP protocol.

Each set of benthic data was developed according to protocols described in the associated FGDC metadata for each regional study.
A generalized browse graphic was generated at the NODC for each region and included with these data.
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management Benthic Habitat Data, Apalachicola Bay, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon, Florida, 1991-2001 (NODC Accession 0001045). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1991-01-01 to 2001-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.80775
S: 24.5194528984085
E: -80.06
W: -85.21027
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-07-13
Edition 1.1
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
Supplemental Information
This data set was formerly titled at the NCEI as: NOAA Coastal Services Center Benthic Habitat Data, Apalachicola Bay, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon, Florida, 1991-2001 (NODC Accession 0001045). The dataset title was changed at the NCEI in October 2015 to maintain currency.

These files were produced to be utilized within GIS software and include shapefiles (.shp and associated .prj, .dbf, .shx and .sbn files) and FGDC metdata files. These data are the data shape files only and do not include any underlying regional or state outline base maps. It is suggested users be familiar with georeferencing and projecting data within a GIS when using these data for scientific purposes.

Browse graphics for these data produced by the NODC were designed to provide a rapid overview of the data and facilitate user searches. They do not contain all data attributes of the data sets. GIS software is suggested when viewing or working with these data for maximum usability and performing data analyses.

A land mask is not provided for these data. Suggested shorelines are NOAA's Medium Resolution Shoreline downloadable at //coastalgeospatial.noaa.gov/data_gis.html and the GSHHS - A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database downloadable at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/gshhs.html.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management Benthic Habitat Data, Apalachicola Bay, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon, Florida, 1991-2001 (NODC Accession 0001045). Version 1.1. 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS) > MONOCOTS > SEAGRASS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Acoustic
  • Algae
  • Benthic Habitat
  • CSC Benthic Habitat Mapping
  • Change
  • CoRIS
  • Depth
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Florida Bay
  • GIS
  • National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Photogrammetry
  • RoxAnn
  • SAV
  • SCHEME
  • SPI
  • Single-Beam Acoustics
  • benthic data
  • benthic grab
  • benthic habitats
  • benthic mapping
  • benthos
  • corals
  • field verification
  • geographic information system
  • grain size
  • image rectification
  • oysters
  • photo-interpretation
  • seagrass
  • sediment
  • sediment grab
  • sediment profile image
  • submerged aquatic vegetation
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Place Keywords
  • Apalachicola
  • Apalachicola Bay
  • Banana River
  • Cape Canaveral
  • Dry Tortugas
  • East Bay
  • Florida
  • Florida Bay
  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Gulf Coast Florida
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hobe Sound
  • Indian River Lagoon
  • Jupiter Sound
  • Mosquito Lagoon
  • St. George Sound
  • St. Vincent Sound
  • Tortugas Ecological Reserve
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management Benthic Habitat Data, Apalachicola Bay, Dry Tortugas, Florida Bay, and Indian River Lagoon, Florida, 1991-2001 (NODC Accession 0001045). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-07-13T17:40:27 - NCEI Accession 0001045 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • acoustic sensor
  • biota surveys
  • camera
  • coral reef surveys
  • photograph
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • visual analysis
Last Modified: 2018-05-11T18:42:15
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