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Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NCEI Accession 0071184)

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This accession consists of monthly net primary productivity (NPP) estimates for 1998-2009 derived from the Vertically Generalized Production Model (VGPM) for the 26 Outer Continental Shelf planning areas in the United States, produced by CSA International, Inc. (CSA) under contract to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The NPP data are provided as GeoTIFF files depicting global gridded monthly NPP estimates. Summary NPP statistics for each of the 26 planning areas are also provided as separate ASCII text files.

Input data sets used in the VGPM were also provided by CSA and present in this accession. These input data sets include global monthly sea surface temperature from the AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.0 data set, global photosynthetically available radiation (par) and chlorophyll-a concentration data from the SeaWiFS and MODIS instruments, and global climatological monthly mean photoperiod data. These input data sets are provided in HDF4, with the exception of the photoperiod data which is provided in binary format.
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; CSA International (2021). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NCEI Accession 0071184). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0071184. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1998-01-01 to 2009-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 73
S: 40
E: -60
W: -175
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2021-10-15
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The purpose of collecting these data was 1) to provide the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement with current and complete estimates of marine productivity for the 26 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning areas; 2) to evaluate current methods of estimating marine productivity; 3) to select preferred methods for determining primary and secondary productivity estimates; and 4) to develop updated estimates for all OCS planning areas.

For more information on the methods used to generate these data, refer to the final report:

Balcom, B.J., D.C. Biggs, C. Hu, P. Montagna, and D.A. Stockwell. 2011. A comparison of marine productivity among Outer Continental Shelf planning areas. Prepared by CSA International, Inc. for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Herndon, VA. OCS Study BOEMRE 2011-019. 195 pp. + apps.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; CSA International (2021). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NCEI Accession 0071184). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0071184. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Balcom, Brian J.; CSA International (2021). Net primary productivity (NPP) and associated parameters for the U.S. outer continental shelf waters, 1998-2009 (NCEI Accession 0071184). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0071184. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2021-10-15T02:35:24Z - NCEI Accession 0071184 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AVHRR-2
  • AVHRR-3
  • MODIS
  • SeaWiFS
Platform
  • Aqua
  • NOAA-11
  • NOAA-14
  • NOAA-16
  • NOAA-17
  • NOAA-18
  • NOAA-9
  • OrbView-2
Last Modified: 2021-10-15T02:41:32Z
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