NOAA Office for Coastal Management coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784)

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In 2006 and 2007 the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (formerly the Coastal Services Center) purchased services to process existing digital multi-spectral imagery (ADS-40) and create digital benthic habitat data from this imagery for selected Texas coastal bend bays. The Center worked cooperatively with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas A and M University Center for Coastal Studies to develop benthic habitat data, primarily Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) for several coastal bays. This data will support the state's recently adopted Seagrass Monitoring Program which calls for regional mapping of SAV for status and trends assessment. The Center, Texas A and M, and TPWD have coordinated on the requirements of this project.

Benthic habitat vector data was generated over eight Texas Coast study areas. The geographic extent of these regions is Corpus Christi Bay - app. 356 mi2, Redfish Bay - app. 62 mi2, Aransas Bay - app. 285 mi2, Copano Bay - app. 158 mi2, Lower Laguna Madre - app. 800 mi2, Upper Laguna Madre - app. 313 mi2, Baffin Bay - app. 232 mi2, and San Antonio Bay - app. 370 mi2. Benthic habitat data was generated for all estuarine lands below mean high water within the study area. No benthic data was required for the marine side of the barrier beaches.

Data are GIS shapefiles with associated .dbf attribute tables and specific Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata for each study region. A generalized browse graphic was generated at the NODC for each region and included with these data.
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784). 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 2006-01-01 to 2007-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 28.477098
S: 25.943053
E: -96.32545
W: -97.795479
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-07-13
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
These data were formerly titled at the NCEI as NOAA Coastal Services Center coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784). The dataset title was changed at the NCEI in October 2015 to maintain currency.

Benthic habitat vector data for lower laguna madre was divided into three study areas. The geographic extent of these areas is app. 800 mi2. Benthic habitat data was generated from 2004 NAIP imagery for all estuarine lands below mean high water within the study area. No benthic data was required for the marine side of the barrier beaches.

Browse graphics for these data produced by the NODC were designed to provide a rapid overview of the data and facilitate user searches. They do not contain all data attributes of the data sets. GIS software is suggested when viewing or working with these data for maximum usability and performing data analyses.

A land mask is not provided for these data. Suggested shorelines are NOAA's Medium Resolution Shoreline downloadable at //coastalgeospatial.noaa.gov/data_gis.html and the GSHHS - A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database downloadable at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/gshhs.html.
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784). 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
Digital Map
  • Benthic habitat
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Habitat classification
  • ImageryBaseMapsEarthCover
  • Seagrass
  • Submerged aquatic vegetation
  • Texas Seagrass Monitoring Program
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS) > MONOCOTS > SEAGRASS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Benthic habitat
  • Digital Map
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Habitat classification
  • Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos
  • Seagrass
  • Submerged aquatic vegetation
  • Texas Seagrass Monitoring Program
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/CSC > Coastal Services Center, 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 > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Geographic Names Information System
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • TX
  • Texas
  • US
Originator Place Keywords
  • Aransas Bay
  • Baffin Bay
  • Copano Bay
  • Corpus Christi Bay
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Lower Laguna Madre
  • Redfish Bay
  • San Antonio Bay
  • TX
  • Texas
  • US
  • Upper Laguna Madre
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ball, Anne O'Donnell; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2012). NOAA Office for Coastal Management coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2012-07-13T17:51:42 - NCEI Accession 0070784 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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