Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NODC Accession 0071184)

This accession consists of monthly net primary productivity (NPP) estimates for 1998-2009 derived from the Vertically Generalized Production Model (VGPM) for the 26 Outer Continental Shelf planning areas in the United States, produced by CSA International, Inc. (CSA) under contract to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The NPP data are provided as GeoTIFF files depicting global gridded monthly NPP estimates. Summary NPP statistics for each of the 26 planning areas are also provided as separate ASCII text files.

Input data sets used in the VGPM were also provided by CSA and present in this accession. These input data sets include global monthly sea surface temperature from the AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.0 data set, global photosynthetically available radiation (par) and chlorophyll-a concentration data from the SeaWiFS and MODIS instruments, and global climatological monthly mean photoperiod data. These input data sets are provided in HDF4, with the exception of the photoperiod data which is provided in binary format.
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. > Csa International, Inc. (2011). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NODC Accession 0071184). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1998-01-01 to 2009-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 73
S: 40
E: -60
W: -175
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-07-29
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 purpose of collecting these data was 1) to provide the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement with current and complete estimates of marine productivity for the 26 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning areas; 2) to evaluate current methods of estimating marine productivity; 3) to select preferred methods for determining primary and secondary productivity estimates; and 4) to develop updated estimates for all OCS planning areas.

For more information on the methods used to generate these data, refer to the final report:

Balcom, B.J., D.C. Biggs, C. Hu, P. Montagna, and D.A. Stockwell. 2011. A comparison of marine productivity among Outer Continental Shelf planning areas. Prepared by CSA International, Inc. for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Herndon, VA. OCS Study BOEMRE 2011-019. 195 pp. + apps.
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. > Csa International, Inc. (2011). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NODC Accession 0071184). 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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
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
  • DOI/BOEM
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Aqua > Earth Observing System, Aqua
  • NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • NOAA-14 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
  • NOAA-16 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16
  • NOAA-17 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17
  • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
  • NOAA-9 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
  • OrbView-2 > Orbital Sciences Corporation OrbView-2 Satellite
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AVHRR-2 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2
  • AVHRR-3 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3
  • MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
  • SEAWIFS > Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. > Csa International, Inc. (2011). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NODC Accession 0071184). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-07-29T16:00:13 - NCEI Accession 0071184 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AVHRR-2
  • AVHRR-3
  • MODIS
  • SeaWiFS
Platform
  • Aqua
  • NOAA-11
  • NOAA-14
  • NOAA-16
  • NOAA-17
  • NOAA-18
  • NOAA-9
  • OrbView-2
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