Model output for deep-sea coral habitat suitability in the U.S. North and Mid-Atlantic from 2013 (NCEI Accession 0145923)

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This dataset was created for potential use as an environmental predictor in spatial predictive models of deep-sea coral habitat suitability. Deep-sea corals are of particular conservation concern due to their slow growth rates and vulnerability to disturbance. This is a derived product. Modeling can lend insights into the environmental factors driving the distribution of deep-sea corals, helping to build understanding of how these unique ecosystems function.

This dataset depicts predicted likelihood of suitable habitat for the deep-sea corals: Alcyonacea (order), the suborders Calcaxonia, Holaxonia, Scleraxonia, Alcyoniina, Stolonifera: of order Alcyonacea; Pennatulacea (order), the suborders Sessiliflorae, Subsessiliflorae: of order Pennatulacea; Scleractinia (order), genera Dasmosmilia and Desmophyllum: of order Scleractinia, family Caryophylliidae; and the family Flabellidae: of order Scleractinia. The dataset also depicts categorical seafloor aspect (slope direction) in the U.S. Northeast Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic derived from a bathymetry dataset. The likelihood of suitable habitat for deep-sea corals of the above order, suborders, genera, and families are depicted by threshold levels created for the dataset.
  • Cite as: Kinlan, B.; Poti, M.; Dorfman, D.; Caldow, C.; Drohan, A.; Packer, D.; Nizinski, M. (2016). Model output for deep-sea coral habitat suitability in the U.S. North and Mid-Atlantic from 2013 (NCEI Accession 0145923). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2013-08-09 to 2013-08-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 44.91066
S: 35.550919
E: -62.765207
W: -76.747533
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-04-06
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
Purpose Basic research
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Kinlan, B.; Poti, M.; Dorfman, D.; Caldow, C.; Drohan, A.; Packer, D.; Nizinski, M. (2016). Model output for deep-sea coral habitat suitability in the U.S. North and Mid-Atlantic from 2013 (NCEI Accession 0145923). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Acknowledgments
  • Funded by: NOAA National Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
  • Funded by: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Funded by: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Keywords
  • deep-sea corals
  • habitat suitability
  • predictive models
  • species distribution
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/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords Originator Keywords
  • Maximum Entropy Model (MaxEnt)
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Kinlan, B.; Poti, M.; Dorfman, D.; Caldow, C.; Drohan, A.; Packer, D.; Nizinski, M. (2016). Model output for deep-sea coral habitat suitability in the U.S. North and Mid-Atlantic from 2013 (NCEI Accession 0145923). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-04-06T12:53:58 - NCEI Accession 0145923 v1.1 was published.
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Last Modified: 2018-07-11T18:14:35
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