2004 Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) Data for Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (Ches_2004SPI)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coastal Services Center, Landscape Characterization and Restoration Program
Originator: Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Publication_Date: 20050831
Title:
2004 Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) Data for Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia (Ches_2004SPI)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/data/northeast.htm
Description:
Abstract:
This data set represents the sediment profile imaging data from 2004 (79 stations).

In Fall/Winter 2002, researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and the NOAA Coastal Services Center conducted a project to map benthic habitats by Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia.  Sediment grab samples were collected at 56 stations and sediment profile images were collected at 200 stations.  Sampling areas were also surveyed using side scan sonar and interferometric swath bathymetry sensors.  Scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences returned to sample a subset of the 2002 sediment grab data in 2003 and then again in 2004.  A subset of SPI stations (79) were revisited in 2004.
Purpose:
VIMS and the NOAA Coastal Services Center are using the acoustic, grab, and SPI information (collected in 2002, 2003, and 2004) to characterize benthic habitats by Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River.  Sediment profile images (SPI) of the sediment-water interface were collected using a sediment profile camera at pre-determined locations at both sites.
Supplemental_Information:
Nilsson, H.C. and R. Rosenberg. 1997. "Benthic Habitat Quality Assessment of an Oxygen Stressed Fjord by Surface and Sediment Profile Images."  Journal of Marine Systems. Volume 11. Pages 249 to 264.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200405
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.489430
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.489428
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.000336
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0.000336
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: sediment profile imaging
Theme_Keyword: SPI
Theme_Keyword: geographic information systems
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: benthic data
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Catlett Island
Place_Keyword: Goodwin Island
Place_Keyword: York River
Place_Keyword: Chesapeake Bay
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data should be used for resource mapping and comparison purposes only.  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within limits of the state of the art, NOAA will not assume any liability for damages caused by any inaccuracies in these data, or failure in their use.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization and Restoration Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Hours_of_Service: 9 am to 5 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The attribute accuracy was verified by checking the compiled SPI database against the actual photos for each station. Since two photos were taken at each station, attributes from both images were noted in the database, and one image was digitized and analyzed using image analysis software. The results of this automated analysis were also used to check the accuracy of the dataset. When large disagreement occurred between images from a single station, all attributes were recorded and the image with the largest visible area was digitized.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All data are believed to be logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
All SPI data were included in this data layer.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Stations were located in the field using a differential Global Positioning System (GPS), and station coordinates, date and time of day were recorded upon arrival at each station.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Not relevant to the data set.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
SPI images were collected on May 4, 2004 at a total of 79 stations.  A Hulcher model sediment profile camera was deployed with a modified frame that was lightened for use from a small vessel.  Fujichrome 100 ASA professional color slide film was used.  Tests were done frequently onboard in order to ensure camera function and mark stations.

Laboratory Methods
All sediment images were analyzed visually by projecting the images and recording all features seen into a preformatted standardized spreadsheet file.  Images were then digitized using a Nikon LS2000 scanner and analyzed using the Adobe PhotoShop and NTIS Image programs.  Steps in the computer analysis of each image were standardized and followed the basic procedures in Viles and Diaz (1991).  Data from each image were sequentially saved to a spread sheet file for later analysis.  Details of how these data were obtained can be found in Diaz and Schaffner (1988) and Rhoads and Germano (1986).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Viles, C. and R.J. Diaz. 1991. Bencore, an image analysis system for measuring sediment profile camera slides. School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt. VA. 13 pp.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Diaz, R.J. and L.C. Schaffner. 1988. Comparison of sediment landscapes in the Chesapeake Bay as seen by surface and profile imaging. p. 222 240. In: M. P. Lynch and E. C. Krome, eds. Understanding the estuary; Advances in Chesapeake Bay research. Chesapeake Res. Consort. Pub. 129, CBP/TRS 24/88.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Rhoads, D.C. and J.D. Germano. 1986. Interpreting long-term changes in benthic community structure: a new protocol. Hydrobiologia 142:291-308.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Contact_Position: Analytical Services Lab
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
P.O. Box 1346 (for regular mailing)
Address:
Rt. 1208, Greate Road (for shipping)
City: Gloucester Point
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23062-1346
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (804) 684-7000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (804) 684-7907
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data from field samples was entered into an Access database.  A query was developed to review SPI data from all SPI stations.  A shapefile was created using ESRI ArcMap 8.3.
Process_Date: 20050719
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization and Restoration Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 79
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Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
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Internal feature number.
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Feature geometry.
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Catlett Island
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Average prism penetration depth in cm
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Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 20040504
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Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 20040504
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Presence of small sand ripples (bedforms)
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Epifaunal organisms on sediment surface
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Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 20040504
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Benthic Habitat Quality Index
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Values of 99.0 for SFC_RELIEF, RPD, ADJ_RPD, BHQ, and ADJ_BHQ fields represent unknown values.
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NOAA Coastal Services Center
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Distributor:
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Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
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Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1315
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clearinghouse@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9 am to 5 pm, Eastern Standard Time
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Distribution_Liability:
While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within limits of the state of the art, NOAA will not assume any liability for damages caused by any inaccuracies in these data, or failure in their use.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
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Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: U.S.A.
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