NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) 1985 to 2010 Regional Land Cover Change Data - Coastal United States (NODC Accession 0121254)

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The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces national standardized land cover and change products for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats, on a one-to-five year repeat cycle. C-CAP data exists nationwide for the coastal regions of the lower 48 states for 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010, and in selected locations for 1985 and 1992. These maps are developed utilizing Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions. NOAA C-CAP is a contributing member to the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics consortium and C-CAP products are included as the coastal expression of land cover within the National Land Cover Database.

Purpose: C-CAP is dedicated to the development, distribution, and application of land cover and change data for the coastal regions of the U.S. This effort is being conducted in close coordination with state coastal management agencies, the interagency Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, and the National Land Cover Database (NLCD).
  • Cite as: McCombs, John; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2014). NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) 1985 to 2010 Regional Land Cover Change Data - Coastal United States (NODC Accession 0121254). 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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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1984-06-11 to 2011-11-11
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 51.07
S: 22.6
E: -66.01
W: -129.64
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-08-27
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
Purpose C-CAP is dedicated to the development, distribution, and application of land cover and change data for the coastal regions of the U.S. This effort is being conducted in close coordination with state coastal management agencies, the interagency Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium, and the National Land Cover Database (NLCD).
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: McCombs, John; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2014). NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) 1985 to 2010 Regional Land Cover Change Data - Coastal United States (NODC Accession 0121254). 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 > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management > Land Management > Land Use/Land Cover Classification
  • EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > REFLECTANCE
National Land Cover Database Classification System
  • Background
  • Bare Land
  • Cultivated Land
  • Deciduous Forest
  • Developed Open Space
  • Estuarine Aquatic Bed
  • Estuarine Emergent Wetland
  • Estuarine Forested Wetland
  • Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
  • Evergreen Forest
  • Grassland
  • High Intensity Developed
  • Low Intensity Developed
  • Medium Intensity Developed
  • Mixed Forest
  • Open Water
  • Palustrine Aquatic Bed
  • Palustrine Emergent Wetland
  • Palustrine Forested Wetland
  • Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
  • Pasture/Hay
  • Scrub/Shrub
  • Snow/Ice
  • Tundra
  • Unclassified (Cloud, Shadow, etc)
  • Unconsolidated Shore
Originator Theme Keywords
  • CCAP
  • Coastal Change Analysis Program
  • Land Cover Analysis
  • Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos
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
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • LANDSAT-5
  • LANDSAT-7
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 MAINE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • U.S.
  • U.S. Coastal Zone
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: McCombs, John; US DOC/NOAA/NOS > Coastal Services Center (2014). NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) 1985 to 2010 Regional Land Cover Change Data - Coastal United States (NODC Accession 0121254). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2014-08-27T13:58:07 - NCEI Accession 0121254 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
  • radiometer
Platform
  • Landsat 5
  • Landsat 7
Last Modified: 2018-03-26T18:51:21
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