Quantitative survey of the corals of American Samoa, 1995 (NODC Accession 0001972)

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A survey of coral communities was carried out in the American Samoa Archipelago to assess the current status of coral reefs and provide a rigorous quantitative baseline dataset for future monitoring of these reefs. Five replicate belt transects were used to estimate the size structure, density and percent cover of corals at 29 locations around Tutuila and Manu'a Islands during October and November, 1995. Data are in .xls and .csv format with associated document files
  • Cite as: Mundy, Craig; University of Tasmania (2011). Quantitative survey of the corals of American Samoa, 1995 (NODC Accession 0001972). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1995-10-01 to 1995-11-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.16
S: -14.36
E: -169.44
W: -170.78
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-13
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
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Craig Mundy
Contact_Organization: University of Tasmania
Contact_Position: Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Private Bag 49
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 0000
Country: Australia
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Mundy, Craig; University of Tasmania (2011). Quantitative survey of the corals of American Samoa, 1995 (NODC Accession 0001972). 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 > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
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
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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
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Mundy, Craig; University of Tasmania (2011). Quantitative survey of the corals of American Samoa, 1995 (NODC Accession 0001972). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-13T20:17:08 - NCEI Accession 0001972 v1.1 was published.
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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
  • biota surveys
  • visual estimate
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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