Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Central California (Including Monterey Bay Sanctuary), maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0013176)

Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps have been developed for the coastal areas of Central California from Point Conception to Point Reyes National Seashore. The ESI maps are a compilation of information from three main categories: shoreline types, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. The individual map pages in this atlas are divided according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute, 1-24,000-scale topographic quadrangle index. Black and white scanned images of these maps are used as a backdrop for each map page in the atlas. Biological data dates vary from the mid 1990s to 2006, and were compiled in 2006. Data include files for use in desktop GIS systems (shape files and database), .PDF maps, detailed documentation, user guide, and extensive metadata.
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Central California (Including Monterey Bay Sanctuary), maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0013176). 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 2006-06-01 to 2006-06-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 38.125
S: 34.217
E: -120.375
W: -123.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-10
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
ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

Information from left of disc - July 2006, Seattle, Washington

Northern California ESI data are available from the CD digital data release, March 2001 (vs.2), Seattle Washington, titled - ESI Atlas
Northern California, maps and geographic information systems data, archived in NODC accession 0013175,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0013175.

San Francisco Bay ESI data are available from the CD digital data release, March 2001 (vs. 3), Seattle Washington, titled - ESI Atlas
San Francisco Bay, California maps and geographic information systems data, archived in NODC accession 0013224,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0013224.

Southern California ESI data are available from the CD digital data release, March 2001 (vs. 1), Seattle Washington, titled - ESI Atlas
Southern California, maps and geographic information systems data, archived in NODC accession 0013225,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0013225.

California ESI data are available from the CD titled - ESI Atlases: A sampling of digital data for geographic information systems,
South Carolina, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, archived in NODC accession 0046075,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0046075.

Updated Central California data are available from the DVD digital data re-release, April 2009, Seattle Washington, titled - ESI
Atlas, California; Northern (2008), Southern (1995), Central (2006), and San Francisco (1998), maps and geographic information systems data
archived in NODC accession 0052935, https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0052935

This atlas and the associated database were developed to
provide summary information on sensitive natural and human-use
resources for the purposes of oil and chemical spill planning and
response. Although the atlas and database should be very useful
for other environmental and natural resource planning purposes, it
should not be used in place of data held by participating agencies.
Likewise, information contained in the atlas and database cannot
be used in place of consultations with natural and cultural
resource agencies or in place of field surveys. Also, this atlas
should not be used for navigation.

Additional ESI maps for other regions of California have been archived at the NODC.

In addition to the 41 detailed maps in the atlas, an Offshore Sensitivity Map was created. This map is intended to provide a regional overview of the environmentally sensitive nearshore and offshore marine resources of the Central California Coast, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Nearshore biological data shown on the offshore map that overlaps with the detailed maps are also displayed on the individual map sheets. Please refer to the detailed species group (e.g., marine mammals, birds) and human-use resource summaries for more information on the mapped offshore resources.

The original disk for this NODC Accession has been transferred to
the NOAA Central Library. A copy of each disk can be generated using
the .iso files in the data/0-data/disc_image/ directory.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Central California (Including Monterey Bay Sanctuary), maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0013176). 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > AMPHIPODS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > AMPHIBIANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
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
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 > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ESI > Environmental Sustainability Index
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Central California (Including Monterey Bay Sanctuary), maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0013176). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-10T16:20:54 - NCEI Accession 0013176 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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  • biota surveys
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