Historical Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Distributions from Coastal Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 1940-01-01 to 1966-10-21 (NCEI Accession 0162477)

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Historic black and white aerial photographs of coastal Alabama (Mobile Bay and adjacent waters) from 1940, 1955, and 1966 were digitized and georeferenced using Blue Marble Geographic Transformer version 5.1. Outlines of distinguishable submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) signatures in the aerial photography were digitized in a GIS environment, supplemented by visual examination of the photographic prints. ESRI polygon coverage of SAV beds was created in ArcView version 3.2.
  • Cite as: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Inc.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Historical Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Distributions from Coastal Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 1940-01-01 to 1966-10-21 (NCEI Accession 0162477). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
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Time Period 1940-10-01 to 1966-10-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.705
S: 30.216
E: -87.365
W: -88.347
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-05-12
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: YLDJ73
Purpose To provide historic information on the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in coastal Alabama, primarily in portions of Mobile County during October 1940 and Baldwin County during January 1955. This information contributes to the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) living resources goal of identifying historic changes in the distribution of SAV in coastal Alabama. The acreage of SAV in the historic photography was compared with the 2002 MBNEP SAV survey to assess distributional differences, and develop a priority list of potential SAV restoration sites for coastal Alabama.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Inc.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Historical Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Distributions from Coastal Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 1940-01-01 to 1966-10-21 (NCEI Accession 0162477). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Roberta Swann
    Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Submitter Keywords
  • SAV
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
  • coastal habitats
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
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Submitter Instruments
  • airplane
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Submitter Places
  • Alabama
  • Mobile Bay
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Barry A. Vittor and Associates, Inc.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2017). Historical Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Distributions from Coastal Alabama, Gulf of Mexico from 1940-01-01 to 1966-10-21 (NCEI Accession 0162477). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-05-12T14:15:10 - NCEI Accession 0162477 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: submerged aquatic vegetation (calculated); Units: presence/absence; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: airplane.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • photograph
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T13:04:17
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