Sediment Profile Imaging for New York/New Jersey Harbor for October 1994 to October 1995

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Originator: US Army Corps of Engineers NY District
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
Sediment Profile Imaging for New York/New Jersey Harbor for October 1994 to October 1995
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\GATE\Benthic\Lower_Bay\lbj95spi_shp.shp
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
Sediment Profile Imaging for New York/New Jersey Harbor for October 1994 to October 1995
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/data/northeast/nynj.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Sediment profile images (SPI) of the sediment-water interface were collected using a sediment profiling camera at pre-determined locations in the harbor. Physical, chemical, geological and biological conditions observed in the photos were used to create a database for all stations, and habitat classes were defined by sediment type and/or faunal community for each location. The database was then used in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to characterize benthic habitat types for New York/New Jersey Harbor.
Purpose:
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)had a need to develop benthic habitat maps in NY/NJ Harbor. This was critical for developing a plan for dredged material management that was both economically feasible and environmentally sound. The overall objective was to provide background information to plan cost-effective, spatially focused studies for siting dredge material disposal and habitat restoration within the Harbor.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199506
Ending_Date: 199506
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.250699
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.962206
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.603279
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.448858
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: sediment profile imagery
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitat
Theme_Keyword: benthic mapping
Theme_Keyword: geographic information system
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: SPI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Northeastern U. S.
Place_Keyword: New York Harbor
Place_Keyword: Lower Bay
Place_Keyword: Raritan Bay
Place_Keyword: Sandy Hook Bay
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
It is the responsibility of the user to determine the
appropriate use of the data product.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization Restoration (LCR) Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, 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. Results of grab sampling were
also used, when available, to check the accuracy of the SPI dataset.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The data are believed to be logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
Any attribute omissions were the result of poor camera penetration or the inability to clearly distinguish features in SPI photos. The attributes from multiple photos
from each station were summed to provide the most comprehensive report of in situ conditions. Habitat classes were assigned based on ranked order of habitat value, however, so each of the five habitat groups were not mutually exclusive. Classes were ranked for consistency in an attempt to anticipate the management decisions that would be made by the NY District of the USACE. Therefore, stations observed to have characteristics of multiple habitat types were classified by the habitat class having the highest rank.
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. Coordinates and time were also recorded after all
sampling was completed at approximately 25% of the stations
to check the amount of boat drift. Drift distances were
generally less than 0.1 minutes, which was not discernible
at the spatial scale used for mapping the results.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Not relevant to this dataset.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Robert J. Diaz, R. J. Diaz and Daughters
Publication_Date: 20000531
Title:
NY/NJ Harbor Sediment Profile Imagery from June 1995
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, South Carolina
Publisher: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: none
Type_of_Source_Media: photographs
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199506
Ending_Date: 199506
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Lower Bay SPI survey
Source_Contribution:
Production of sediment profile images to build the GIS dataset.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Sampling stations occurred along a grid that measured approximately 500 meters by 500 meters where water depth was deeper than three meters. A differential Global Positioning System (GPS) was used to locate the station positions in the field, and benthic data were taken using a sediment profile camera.
Photographs were visually analyzed, habitat features were recorded into a database, and stations were categorized into one of the five habitat classes.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Lower Bay SPI survey
Process_Date: 20000405
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Landscape Characterization Restoration (LCR) Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (843) 740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (843) 740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
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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: 482
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: lbj95spi_shp
Entity_Type_Definition:
DBF Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
None
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: SKEY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAVQAQC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DUPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATATYPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATUTM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGUTM
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TEXTURE
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AMPNO
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALGAEHYDRO
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOTAL_INF
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BURROWS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CRITTERS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VOIDS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VTYPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STAGE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STAGE_AGRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPD
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPD_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PEN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PEN_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MIXPA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DELTA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MIXHAB
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Skey
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier for station
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 954.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Station
Attribute_Definition:
Unique number assigned to sample sites
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 954.0
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Navqaqc
Attribute_Definition:
Quality control codes for station coordinates (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
run/shift A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Dupe
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latutm
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Attribute_Label: Longutm
Attribute_Definition:
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Number of slides analyzed for station
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Range_Domain_Maximum: 4
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sediment
Attribute_Definition:
Abbreviated description of sediment texture
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Texture
Attribute_Definition:
Folk scale description of Sediment abbreviations
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Presence of shell hash and abbreviated descriptions of live shellfish
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Spisb
Attribute_Definition:
Description of live shellfish as indicated in the Shellhash field
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Character Field
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Types of live shellbed identified in plan-view images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pvsiphons
Attribute_Definition:
Numbers of clam siphons seen in plan-view images (ND = no
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Carpet
Attribute_Definition:
Presence of 'carpet-like' layer of shell hash in Plan-view images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Merno
Attribute_Definition:
Abundance of Mercenaria mercenaria in benthic grabs (ND =
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Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Myano
Attribute_Definition:
Abundance of Mya arenaria in benthic grabs (ND = no grab data)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Spisno
Attribute_Definition:
Abundance of Spisula solidissima in benthic grabs (ND = no
grab data)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mytno
Attribute_Definition:
Abundance of Mytilus edulis in benthic grabs (ND = no grab data)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sed_agree
Attribute_Definition:
Ranked agreement between slides for both Sediment and Shell
Hash categories
Attribute_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Interface
Attribute_Definition:
Description (abbr) for features seen at sediment surface
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
bedforms
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; bedforms; pits
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;b;pb
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;b;rk
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; bedforms; rocks
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; even surface
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;gr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; gravel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;gr;p
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; gravel; pits
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; mounds
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;m;p
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; mounds; pits
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;p
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; pits
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;p;m
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; pits; mounds
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sh;u
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
shell hash; uneven surface
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
none
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Bedforms
Attribute_Definition:
Presence of bedforms (sediment ripples) based on Interface field
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bedforms absent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Interface not visible in image
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bedforms present
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pvbedforms
Attribute_Definition:
Presence of bedforms at sediment surface in plan-view images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No plan-view image taken at station
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: no
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bedforms absent from plan-view image
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: yes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Bedforms present in plan-view image
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pvslides
Attribute_Definition:
Number of plan-view images used to characterize station
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Ampelisca
Attribute_Definition:
Description of relative numbers of Ampelisca abdita
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Ampno
Attribute_Definition:
Abundance of Ampelisca abdita from benthic grab data (ND =
no grab data)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Other
Attribute_Definition:
Description of infauna present in SPI images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Algaehydro
Attribute_Definition:
Presence of algae or hydroids in epifaunal community at
sediment surface
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Other_epi
Attribute_Definition:
List of epifauna (excluding algae and hydroids) indicated
in Epifauna column
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Epifauna
Attribute_Definition:
Description (abbr) of epifauna present in SPI images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alsn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
algae; snail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: alsnd
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
algae; snail; detritus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: c
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: cc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: cchcsn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
crab; hermit crab; snail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: cr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: d
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
detritus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: epi
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
both algae and hydroids
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hccr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hchycr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; hydroids; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hchyd
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; hydroids; detritus
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hcsc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hcsn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; snail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hcsncr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hermit crab; snail; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hyal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; algae
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hycr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hycs
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; Crangon shrimp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hyhc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; hermit crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hyhcsp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; hermit crab; sponge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hysn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; snail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hysp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
hydroids; sponge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
snail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sncc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
snail; crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sncr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
snail; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: snhchy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
snail; hermit crab; hydroids
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: snhy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
snail; hydroids
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: sp
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sponge
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: spxc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sponge; crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: spxccr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sponge; crab; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: xc
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
crab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: xccr
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
crab; Crepidula
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
none
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Total_inf
Attribute_Definition:
Total abundance from benthic grab data (ND = no grab data)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hab_agree
Attribute_Definition:
Agreement rank from Ampelisca, Epifauna and Other columns
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
little to no agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
only one slide analyzed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
some agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
strong agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Burrows
Attribute_Definition:
Number of burrows seen in SPI image
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Critters
Attribute_Definition:
Number of critters seen in SPI image
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 38
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Voids
Attribute_Definition:
Number of voids seen in SPI image
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 16
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Vtype
Attribute_Definition:
Types of voids seen in SPI images
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: an
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
anoxic
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ga
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
gas
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: mx
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
mixed (multiple types)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ox
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
oxic
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: u
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: z
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
none
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Stage
Attribute_Definition:
Community successional stage
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Rhoads, D. and J. Germano (1982) 'Characterization of
organism-sediment relations using sediment profile imaging:
an efficient method of remote ecological monitoring of the
seafloor (Remots TM System)'. Marine Ecology Progress Series 8:115-128.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
OSI Stage 1 (surface-feeding pioneering species)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Components of OSI Stages 1 and 2 (pioneering to intermediate species)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
OSI Stage 2 (shallow-dwelling bivalves and tubicolous amphipods)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Components of OSI Stages 2 and 3 (intermediate to equilibrium species)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
OSI Stage 3 (infaunal deposit-feeders, especially 'head-down' feeders)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
not measurable
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Stage_agre
Attribute_Definition:
Agreement rank for community successional stage between 2
slides analyzed per station
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
little to no agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
only one slide analyzed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
some agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
strong agreement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
not measurable
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rpd
Attribute_Definition:
Depth (cm) of apparent color Redox Potential Discontinuity
based on computer analysis (99 = not measurable)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rpd_code
Attribute_Definition:
Code describing RPD value
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
no computer analysis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
calculated from one slide
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
not measurable
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
average of two slides
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pen
Attribute_Definition:
Depth (cm) of camera penetration based on computer analysis
(99 = not measurable)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pen_code
Attribute_Definition:
Code describing Pen value
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
no computer analysis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
calculated from one slide
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
not measurable
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
average of two slides
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mixpa
Attribute_Definition:
Ranked scale identifying stations having shellfish, but
shellfish are too few in number (<3) to warrant a
classification change
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
no shellfish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mercenaria mercenaria present
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mya arenaria present
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Spisula solidissima present
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Delta
Attribute_Definition:
Explanation for changes to habitat classes from spiHAB to mixHAB (based on integration of data types)
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No change
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to number of Mercenaria mercenaria (3+) in benthic grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to number of Mya arenaria (3+) in benthic grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to number of Spisula solidissima (3+) in
benthic grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to number of Ampelisca abdita (>200) in benthic grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to abundance of infauna (>30) in benthic grab
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Changed due to plan-view image
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ND
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
No grab data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Mixhab
Attribute_Definition:
Revised habitat classes based on SPI data, benthic grab
data and plan-view data
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(fine)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on fine sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(sand)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on sandy sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(sifs,sims)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on silty sand sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Azoic
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with no evidence of biological activity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(critters)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with infauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(epifauna)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with epifauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(gravel)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with gravel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(hash)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with shell hash
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(no modifier
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with no evidence of biological activity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(epifauna)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with epifauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(gravel)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with gravel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(hash)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with shell hash
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SB(clams)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Live clam beds (Hard clams, Softshell clams or Surf clams)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SB(mussels)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Live mussel beds (Mytilus edulis)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(critters)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with infauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(gas)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with gas voids (methane pockets)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(pendeep)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with very soft sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Spihab
Attribute_Definition:
Habitat classes based on SPI imagery data only
Attribute_Definition_Source:


Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(fine)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on fine sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(sand)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on sandy sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Amp(sifs,sims)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Ampelisca mat on silty sand sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Azoic
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with no evidence of biological activity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(critters)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with infauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(epifauna)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with epifauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(gravel)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with gravel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(hash)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with shell hash
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandBed(no modifier
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High energy sandy habitat with no evidence of biological activity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(epifauna)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with epifauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(gravel)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with gravel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SandNoBed(hash)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low energy sandy habitat with shell hash
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SB(clams)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Live clam beds (Hard clams, Softshell clams or Surf clams)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SB(mussels)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Live mussel beds (Mytilus edulis)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(critters)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with infauna
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(gas)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with gas voids (methane pockets)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Silt(pendeep)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Silty bottom habitat with very soft sediments
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:


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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse 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: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1210
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Resource_Description: Sediment Profile Imagery (SPI) data from Lower Bay of New York/New Jersey Harbor in June 1995.
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.013
Custom_Order_Process:
For information about obtaining these data, please visit the project home page at <http://www3.csc.noaa.gov/dbapps/irtscapture/BouncePage.asp?Bounce2=ftp://www.csc.noaa.gov/pub/lcr/nyharbor/lbj95spi.zip&product=225>
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20000522
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position: Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: South Carolina
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Eastern Standard Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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