Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: California; Northern (2008), Southern (2010), Central (2006), and San Francisco (1998) maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0052935)

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These ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. These data were released as a DVD product which consolidated the original California ESI atlases that were also previously archived at the NODC under the following accessions; Northern California, 2000 (accession number 0013175), Central California, 2006 (accession number 0013176), San Francisco Bay, 1998 (accession number 0013224), and Southern California, 2000 (accession number 0013225).

ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Source data used in the development of these regional atlases range from 1959 to 2009 with much of the data dated from the 1980s, 1990s, to 2009. Source data dates are extensively documented in the dataset metadata and include the following Central California, data range 2005-07, compiled 2007, Northern California data range 1959-2007, compiled 2007, San Francisco data range 1976-1998, compiled 1998, and Southern California data range 1982-2009, compiled 2008-2010.

This atlas update adds data formats to those originally released to accommodate new technologies of digital mapping. The underlying data have not been updated since the atlas publication dates shown. Each ESI atlas listed is provided in a variety of GIS formats, including a personal Geodatabase for use with the ESRI ArcGIS product line. An .mxd file, created in ArcMap 9.3 is also included. This mapping document provides links to all of the data tables and symbolization of the layers using the standardized ESI colors and hatch patterns. Layer files are also supplied. These, together with the associated geodatabase, can be used in other mapping projects to define the symbology and links established in the original ESI .mxd file.

There are also PDF files of the printed maps. All of these are now formatted to have the back of the maps a part of the same document as the map itself. This eases printing and sharing of the maps and helps to assure that the maps are not distributed without the supporting data. Links from the index map will route the user to the relevant map page. The GIS data are also provided in ARC Export .e00 format, as shape files with an ArcView 3.x project and in MOSS format. Database files are included in text and .e00 format. Each area directory contains a readme file which shows the area of coverage and gives a bit more description of the various file formats included.
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: California; Northern (2008), Southern (2010), Central (2006), and San Francisco (1998) maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0052935). Version 2.2. 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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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1959-01-01 to 2009-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 38.25
S: 32.445
E: -117.001
W: -124.458
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-02-25
Edition 2.2
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 NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Information from left side of disc - DVD, digital data re-release, September 2010, 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.

Central California ESI data are available from the CD digital data release, July 2006, Seattle Washington, titled - ESI Atlas: Central
California (Including Monterey Bay Sanctuary), maps and geographic information systems data, archived in NODC accession 0013176,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0013176.

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. 2), 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.

The original version (April 2009) of the previously updated Northern California ESI 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, South Carolina, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, archived in NODC accession 0052935,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0052935.

Other ESI atlases for U.S. regions are also archived at the NODC. Detailed metadata describing each data later is included with these data in the documents folder for each California region.

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.

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: California; Northern (2008), Southern (2010), Central (2006), and San Francisco (1998) maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0052935). Version 2.2. 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 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 > 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Keywords
  • Area contingency plan
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Coastal resources
  • ESI
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Hydrography
  • Management
  • Oil spill planning
  • Sensitivity maps
  • Socioeconomic
  • Wildlife
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 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 > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Names
  • Southern California
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: California; Northern (2008), Southern (2010), Central (2006), and San Francisco (1998) maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0052935). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-02-25T18:50:35 - NCEI Accession 0052935 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-02-25T18:50:36 - NCEI Accession 0052935 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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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
  • biota surveys
  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:10:35
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