NCCOS Assessment: Island sources and destinations of virtual larvae for the Mariana region, simulation results (2004 to 2012) (NCEI Accession 0156648)

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This tabular dataset is the result of computer simulations conducted by NOAA scientists and their partners to estimate the transport of marine larvae between islands in and around the Mariana Archipelago. The table consists of the number of virtual larvae transported from each source to each destination based on several scenarios. Separate simulations were conducted for 4 larval durations and 2 settlement zones (labelled as “multispecies”), and also customized for 6 priority species. Species included yellowfin goatfish (Mulloidichthys flavolineatus), post-larval scribbled rabbitfish (Siganus spinus), humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis), and crown-of-thorns seastar (Acanthaster planci).
  • Cite as: Kendall, Matt; Poti, Matt; Wynne, Tim; Barker, Chris; OConner, Caitlin; Houk, Peter (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Island sources and destinations of virtual larvae for the Mariana region, simulation results (2004 to 2012) (NCEI Accession 0156648). Version 1.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TJK [access date]
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Time Period 2004-01-01 to 2012-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 35
S: 2
E: 175
W: 120
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-09-30
  • revision: 2016-10-11
Edition 1.2
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: CWMR5J
Purpose The overall goal of the assessment was to evaluate ocean currents as a mechanism of transport and to compare connectivity among larvae with different life-history characteristics using computer simulations. Understanding the strength and geographic patterns of this larval connectivity is an important part of managing marine ecosystems through ecosystem based-fisheries management plans, marine protected area (MPA) network design, recovery strategies for endangered species, and promoting reefs that are resilient to disturbance. Sufficient sources of larvae must be maintained to sustain future generations. This data set is the result of the connectivity simulations.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Kendall, Matt; Poti, Matt; Wynne, Tim; Barker, Chris; OConner, Caitlin; Houk, Peter (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Island sources and destinations of virtual larvae for the Mariana region, simulation results (2004 to 2012) (NCEI Accession 0156648). Version 1.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TJK [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Kendall, Matt
  • Poti, Matt
  • Wynne, Tim
  • Barker, Chris
  • OConner, Caitlin
  • Houk, Peter
Principal Investigators
  • Matt Kendall
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Matt Poti
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Collaborators
  • Tim Wynne
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Chris Barker
    US DOC; NOAA; Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
  • Caitlin OConner
    US DOC; NOAA; Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
  • Peter Houk
    University of Guam
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Matt Kendall
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reproduction > Sexual Reproduction > Larval Dispersal
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Geospatial
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Model
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Coastal Resiliency and Climate Vulnerability (CRCV)
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology (MSE)
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Coral Reefs
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Predictive/Spatial Modeling
Provider Keywords
  • Computer Simulation
  • Coral Reef Organisms
  • Geographical Distribution
  • Larvae
  • Ocean Currents
  • Remote Sensing
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
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
NCCOS Location Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coral Reefs
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > International
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Guam
Provider Place Names
  • Mariana Archipelago
  • Western Pacific
Project keywords CRCP Project
  • 1093
  • Influence of Climate Change on Larval Connectivity in the Marianas and Analytical Training for Local Scientists
Provider Project Names
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality
  • How do Ocean Currents Connect Coral Reefs among Islands in the Mariana Archipelago, and How will Climate Change Affect Them?
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Kendall, Matt; Poti, Matt; Wynne, Tim; Barker, Chris; OConner, Caitlin; Houk, Peter (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Island sources and destinations of virtual larvae for the Mariana region, simulation results (2004 to 2012) (NCEI Accession 0156648). Version 1.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5ZS2TJK [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-09-30T15:00:56 - NCEI Accession 0156648 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-10-11T16:22:44 - NCEI Accession 0156648 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Number of virtual larvae going from source to destination (calculated); Units: Number of larvae; Observation Type: model output; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The data table is the result of computer simulations. Virtual larvae were advected based on the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) and tracked using the General NOAA Modeling Environment (GNOME). Model error and variance were controlled using tracks from NOAA’s Global Drifter Program.; Data Quality Information: Transport simulations were reviewed and accepted by subject matter experts and compared to results from drifter and genetic studies. Processing and analysis methods are described in the reference publication.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology (MSE) (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Priority > Coastal Resiliency and Climate Vulnerability (CRCV) (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Topic > Coral Reefs (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Topic > Predictive/Spatial Modeling (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Location > Region > International (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Guam (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coral Reefs (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Data Type > Geospatial (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Data Type: NCCOS Research Data Type > Model (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
Last Modified: 2018-11-05T16:09:54
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