Digital images of color-infrared photographic slides of kelp canopies taken during aerial surveys in August 2000 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources Project (NODC Accession 0036513)

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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 525 infrared aerial photos digitized to archival format directly from the original 70-mm slides of the California Coastal Kelp Resource Project 2000. 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, C.; 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 August 2000 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources Project (NODC Accession 0036513). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2000-08-10 to 2000-08-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 37.88163
S: 35.55327
E: -121.09803
W: -123.14009
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-06
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
The California Coastal Kelp Resources Project data were collected in 1999 and 2000. NODC Accession 0036513 contains images from scanned 70-mm slides taken in 2000. NODC Accession 0002429 contains images from scanned 70-mm slides taken in 1999.
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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  • Cite as: King, C.; 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 August 2000 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources Project (NODC Accession 0036513). 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 > 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 Theme 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 > AIRCRAFT
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
Originator Place Keywords
  • California coast
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Pacific coast
  • kelp bed
  • kelp forest
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: King, C.; 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 August 2000 as part of the California Coastal Kelp Resources Project (NODC Accession 0036513). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-06T04:29:29 - NCEI Accession 0036513 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
Platform
  • AIRCRAFT
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