WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE and Reflectance- Intensity collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360)

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These images represent LiDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) data collected by NOAA from the shoreline of southwestern Puerto Rico to about 50 meters in depth. Reflectivity was calculated for each sounding as the ratio of returned energy to transmitted energy, normalized for losses in a single wavelength (green/blue 532nm). This data was critical for creating benthic habitat maps.
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE and Reflectance- Intensity collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.19272
S: 17.857964
E: -66.93887
W: -67.439646
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-07-20
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
Submission Package ID: 45BURB

Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (NCCOS/CCMA)
Purpose The purpose of this survey was two fold: 1) to provide NOAA with modern, accurate hydrographic survey data with which to update the nautical charts of the assigned area; and 2) to provide NOAA with relative reflectivity data from the seabed for the southwest of Puerto Rico.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE and Reflectance- Intensity collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Tim Battista
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (NCCOS/CCMA)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > REFLECTANCE
NCCOS Keywords
  • Research Data Types > Geospatial
  • Research Topics > Habitat Mapping
  • Research Topics > Remote Sensing
None
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Benthic
  • Biogeography
  • Coral
  • GIS
  • Habitat
  • IOCM
  • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
  • Intensity
  • LADS Mk II
  • LADS Mk II Airborne System
  • LiDAR
  • Light
  • Mosaic
  • NOAA
  • OPR-I305-KRL-06
  • Raster
  • Reef
  • Reflectance- Intensity
  • Reflectivity
  • Seafloor
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/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 NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Lidar/Laser Sounders > LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Mayaguez (18N067W0010)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Mayaguez (18N067W0010)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
None
  • Puerto Rico
  • Southwestern Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Caribbean
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean
Stratum keywords None
  • SEA FLOOR
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE and Reflectance- Intensity collected from LADS Mk II Airborne System in Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico from 2006-04-07 to 2006-05-15 (NCEI Accession 0153360). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-07-20T10:01:20 - NCEI Accession 0153360 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE (measured); Units: meter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: LADS Mk II Airborne System; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Dash 8-200 series aircraft, fitted with an Nd: YAG laser, which operates at 900 Hertz from a stabilized platform to provide a number of different spot spacings. The survey area was sounded at 4x4m laser spot spacing with main lines of sounding spaced at 80m, which provided the required 200% coverage.; Data Quality Information: CARIS HIPS and SIPS 6.1 and CARIS BASE Editor 2.1 were used for data visualization, quality control and final product creation.
  • Data Type: Reflectance- Intensity (calculated); Units: decibel; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: LADS Mk II Airborne System; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Dash 8-200 series aircraft, fitted with an Nd: YAG laser, which operates at 900 Hertz from a stabilized platform to provide a number of different spot spacings. The survey area was sounded at 4x4m laser spot spacing with main lines of sounding spaced at 80m, which provided the required 200% coverage.; Data Quality Information: CARIS HIPS and SIPS 6.1 and CARIS BASE Editor 2.1 were used for data visualization, quality control and final product creation.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • LIDAR
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:19:44
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