Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NCEI Accession 0002429)

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The dynamic and sometimes vulnerable nature of the California coastal kelp resource, critical as habitat and food for hundreds of related species, required the development of systematic methods for accurately assessing its extent and vitality. Until 1989,the California state-wide coastal kelp resource had only been sporadically mapped and analyzed since an initial state-wide visual survey conducted in 1915 (Rigg 1915). Earlier ground based estimates of kelp canopy extent have given way to modern aerial surveys, which cost effective and accurate methodology for the mapping and quantifying shore kelp resources (Jamison 1971).

A substantial portion of the kelp resource habitat falls within the NOAA/National Ocean Service, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). As part of its conservation and management mandate, the MBNMS established and conducted a kelp resource inventory program within the sanctuary-wide coastal zone in 1999 and 2000. MBNMS acquired data with 70-mm vertical aerial infrared photography. This data set contains 519 infrared aerial photos digitized to archival format directly from the original 70-mm slides of the California Coastal Kelp Resource Project 1999. This data set also contains survey area maps. Data slides and maps were digitized in archival format as part of a joint MBNMS and NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) project with funding from the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (CDMP Task Order Number L-24).
  • Cite as: King, Chad; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2011). Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NCEI Accession 0002429). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002429. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1999-10-07 to 1999-10-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 37.88163
S: 35.55327
E: -121.09803
W: -123.14009
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • California Coastal Kelp Resource Project, 1999-2000: digital collection of aerial photographs electronic resources / prepared by NOAA/NOS, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and NOAA/NESDIS, National Oceanographic Data Center; Silver Spring, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanographic Data Center, 2005-
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-05
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The California Coastal Kelp Resources Project data were collected in 1999 and 2000. NODC Accession 0002429 contains images from scanned 70-mm slides taken in 1999. NODC Accession 0036513 contains images from scanned 70-mm slides taken in 2000.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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  • Cite as: King, Chad; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2011). Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NCEI Accession 0002429). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002429. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Agricultural Aquatic Sciences > Aquaculture
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Plant Taxonomy > Macroalgae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Carbon
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Climate Indicators > Teleconnections > El Nino Southern Oscillation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Conservation
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Rocky Coasts
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Shorelines
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Organic Carbon
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Organic Matter
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Originator Keywords
  • Macrocystis pyrifera
  • Nereocystis luetkeana
  • brown kelp
  • bull kelp
  • giant kelp
  • kelp bed
  • kelp forest
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/NMS > National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AIRCRAFT
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CAMERA
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Names
  • California coast
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Pacific coast
  • kelp bed
  • kelp forest
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: King, Chad; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/ONMS > Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2011). Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in 1999 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources project (NCEI Accession 0002429). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002429. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-05T03:59:36Z - NCEI Accession 0002429 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.
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  • camera
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  • AIRCRAFT
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