Arctic Ecoregional Sea Surface Temperature (SST) shapefile format (shp)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and US EPA Western Ecology Division, Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch
Publication_Date: 20111205
Title:
Arctic Ecoregional Sea Surface Temperature (SST) shapefile format (shp)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Newport, OR, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1246
Description:
Abstract:
The Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data of the Arctic show temperature ranges in degrees C using points whose locations correspond to the centroids of AVHRR Pathfinder version 5 monthly, global, 4 km data set (PFSST V50). The pathfinder rasters are available from the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and from the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC), hosted by NASA JPL. Furthermore, each point in the SST dataset is categorized by the ecoregion in which it is located. This classification is based on the Marine Ecosystems Of the World (MEOW) developed and distributed by The Nature Conservancy. These data have been QA'd in that we have selected only data values with associated quality flags of 4-7. No data points are not included here.
Purpose:
The Arctic Ecoregion temperature dataset was developed for the purpose of examining SST values and patterns recorded since 1981 at a moderate resolution, organized within The Nature Conservancy-defined framework, MEOW (Marine Ecoregions of the World). Moreover these data are offered in a format intended to facilitate their use between biogeographers and ecologists examining the effects of climate change in coastal regions.
Supplemental_Information:
For access to the original HDF data, please visit the NASA Physical Oceanography Distributive Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) at http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19810901
Ending_Date: 20091231
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.978027
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.977925
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 89.356565
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.378062
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO_Topic_Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pole
Place_Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Baffin Bay
Place_Keyword: Davis Strait
Place_Keyword: Beaufort Sea
Place_Keyword: Amundsen
Place_Keyword: Viscount Melville
Place_Keyword: Queen Maud
Place_Keyword: Chukchi Sea
Place_Keyword: Greenland
Place_Keyword: Siberian Sea
Place_Keyword: Bering Sea
Place_Keyword: High Arctic Archipelago
Place_Keyword: High Arctic
Place_Keyword: Hudson
Place_Keyword: Kara Sea
Place_Keyword: Lancaster Sound
Place_Keyword: Laptev Sea
Place_Keyword: Barents Sea
Place_Keyword: Iceland
Place_Keyword: Grand Banks
Place_Keyword: Labrador
Place_Keyword: White Sea
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: surface
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: monthly, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Access_Constraints: Restriction Code: other restrictions; Other Constraints: Access constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Not to be used for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and US EPA Western Ecology Division, Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch
Contact_Person: Deborah Reusser
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center: Newport Duty Station
Address: 2111 S.E. Marine Science Dr.
City: Newport
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-867-4045
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-867-4049
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dreusser@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-Th: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Data_Set_Credit:
Data are derivatives of the AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 and 5.1 datasets developed by the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.2.3200; PythonWin 2.6.6 (r266:84297, Aug 24 2010, 18:46:32) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.; R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08)
Copyright (C) 2011 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
ISBN 3-900051-07-0
Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No tests for attribute accuracy have been performed on this map layer.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No rigorous tests of attribute accuracy have been performed on this data set. For information on accuracy assessment of satellite SST measurements, see the 4 km Pathfinder Version 5.0 User Guide at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/sog/pathfinder4km/userguide.html
Completeness_Report:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Vasquez-Cuervo, J.
Originator: Evans, B.
Originator: Casey, K. S.
Publication_Date: 20090101
Title:
4 km Pathfinder Version 5 User Guide
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
4 km Pathfinder Version 5 User Guide
Source_Contribution:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Vazquez-Cuervo, Jorge
Originator: Casey, Kenneth
Originator: Kearns, Edward
Publication_Date: 20040101
Title:
AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature Data Sets
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) AND JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)
Other_Citation_Details:
First Revision, 1999, currently under review
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature Data Sets
Source_Contribution:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: MEOW Working Group
Publication_Date: 20070101
Title:
MEOWv2_June2007
Edition: Version 2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: online
Publisher: Conserveonline
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
MEOWv2_June2007
Source_Contribution:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Best, B. D.
Originator: Treml, E. A.
Originator: Dunn, D. C.
Originator: Halpin, P. N.
Originator: Roberts, J. J.
Publication_Date: 20100101
Title:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools: An integrated framework for ecological geoprocessing with ArcGIS, Python, R, MATLAB, and C++
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Durham, NC
Publisher: Duke University
Other_Citation_Details:
Online publication and updates since 2007.
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools: An integrated framework for ecological geoprocessing with ArcGIS, Python, R, MATLAB, and C++
Source_Contribution:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Downloaded SST data in HDF from NODC and NASA PO.DAAC
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Manually renamed HDF files to make them suitable for import into ArcGIS.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET) package within ArcGIS to convert SST and associated quality flag files in HDF into ArcGIS GRID files.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Performed Map Algebra to scale SST data according to equation provided in data header.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used Spatial Analyst Extention on quality flag files to create a mask containing pixels with quality values of 4 and greater.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Applied quality mask to each corresponding SST GRID using the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst "Extract by Mask" function.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used raster calculator to eliminate temperature values of < -2.0 degrees Celsius from the high-quality GRIDs.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Created a shapefile representative of the area covered by the extent of the Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW) Arctic and High Arctic provinces. Used the shapefile to clip each global SST raster to the Arctic.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used ArcGIS Spatial Analyst "Extract Values to Points" function to extract nearshore SST values from the centroids of the North Pacific Nearshore SST rasters.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used "Add XY Coordinates" ArcToolbox (Data Management Tools) tool to add latitude and longitude information to the Attributes table of each nearshore SST point shapefile.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used the ArcToolbox (Data Management Tools) "Add Join" tool to add a spatial join with The Nature Conservancy Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW) spatial data, giving each Nearshore SST point the attributes of the MEOW in which it is located.
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00000000898315284119521
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00000000898315284119521
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: arctic_bsst
Entity_Type_Definition:
The monthly-averaged SST in degrees C for the point, which represents the centroid of the grid cell value in the corresponding SST raster.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
AVHRR Pathfinder team
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Join_Count
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TARGET_FID
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SST
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ECO_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ECOREGION
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROV_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROVINCE
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RLM_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REALM
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RegionCode
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RegionAbr
Attribute_Definition:
Attribute_Definition_Source:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Western Fisheries Research Center
Contact_Person: Deborah Reusser
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2111 SE Marine Science Dr
Address: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center: Newport Duty Station
City: Newport
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-867-4045
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-867-4049
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dreusser@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-Th: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Distribution_Liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .rar
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification:
The individual monthly .shp files are bundled by calendar year and compressed into .rar file format.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1246/
Fees: No Cost
Ordering_Instructions:
These data are downloadable from the USGS Publications link provided here.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and US EPA Western Ecology Division, Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch
Contact_Person: Deborah Reusser
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center: Newport Duty Station
Address: 2111 SE Marine Science Dr
City: Newport
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-867-5022
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 541-867-4049
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dreusser@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-Th: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description:
None
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