Arctic Ecoregional Sea Surface Temperature (SST) raster format

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and US EPA Western Ecology Division
Publication_Date: 20111201
Title:
Arctic Ecoregional Sea Surface Temperature (SST) raster format
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
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 grid cells 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. These data have been QA'd in that we have selected only data values with associated quality flags of 4-7. No Data values 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. Specifically, these data are limited to the extent defined by The Nature Conservancy MEOW (Marine Ecoregions of the World) framework "Arctic" and "High Arctic" provinces. 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: -180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.999898
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 89.993772
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.356089
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO_Topic_Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pole, Arctic Ocean, Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, Beaufort Sea, Amundsen, Viscount Melville, Queen Maud, Chukchi Sea, Greenland, Siberian Sea, Bering Sea, High Arctic Archipelago, High Arctic, Hudson, Kara Sea, Lancaster Sound, Laptev Sea, Barents Sea, Iceland, Grand Banks, Labrador, 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, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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 SE Marine Science Dr
City: Newport
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: USA
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
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
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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: Kearns, Edward
Originator: Casey, Kenneth
Originator: Vazquez-Cuervo, Jorge
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature Data Sets
Online_Linkage: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/AVHRR_PATHFINDER_L3_SST_MONTHLY_DAYTIME_V5
Online_Linkage: ftp://data.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/data.nodc/pathfinder/Version5.0
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: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
4 km Pathfinder Version 5 User Guide
Edition: V. 5.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Online_Linkage: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/sog/pathfinder4km/userguide.html
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: Unknown
Publication_Date: 20101101
Title:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools: An integrated framework for ecological geoprocessing with ArcGIS, Python, R, MATLAB, and C++
Edition: Online publication and updates since 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Durham, NC
Publisher: Duke University
Other_Citation_Details:
Online publication and updates since 2007.
Online_Linkage: http://code.env.duke.edu/projects/mget
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
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 993
Column_Count: 8192
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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: Sea Surface Temperature (SST) grid cell.
Entity_Type_Definition:
Any of the data elements in the SST file.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center/Satellite Oceanography Group
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SST grid cell value
Attribute_Definition:
The grid cell values represent monthly mean SST for the year and month of the file (found in the filename). Temperatures are measured in degrees C.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 35
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Degrees Celcius
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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: USGS Western Fisheries Research Center: Newport Duty Station
Address: 2111 SE Marine Science Dr
City: Newport
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: USA
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
Distribution_Liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .img
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 4
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: Newport Duty Station
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: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: USA
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
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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