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NODC Standard Product: C-CAP Coastal Change Analysis Project - St. Croix estuary region (1985 - 1992) (NCEI Accession 0090142)

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The Coastal Change Analysis Project St. Croix Estuary Region CD-ROM data set uses Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery from 1985 to 1992 to provide a regional change analysis of the St. Croix Estuary and Passamaquoddy Bay in Maine and Canada. This project was a cooperative effort involving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Gulf of Maine Program and Environment Canada. The CD-ROM was produced with the cooperation of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program's Estuarine Habitat Studies Program, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Oceanographic Data Center, and the National Geophysical Data Center.

Steady increases in coastal development bring with it non-point source pollution, erosion and other environmental threats. In an effort to improve our understanding of these changes, the C-CAP program has strive to develop a nationally accepted standard protocol for monitoring land cover and habitat changes for coastal regions of the U.S. The St. Croix Estuary is the second release in this series of CD-ROM datasets. Historically valuable as a habitat for salmon, this area is now threatened by changes from the large Maine and Canadian forestry industries. Understanding where and how these changes are occurring is important for sound resource management decisions.

The St. Croix Estuary product consists of three parts: (1) a 1985 land cover analysis, (2) a 1992 land cover analysis, and (3) a land cover change detection analysis, all in binary raster format. These data are in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system and are not explicitly georeferenced, but can be by using a Geographical Information System (GIS). Each of the three components has 4212 pixels per row, and 3821 rows, for a total of nearly 16 megabytes in each data file. Brief documentation for each product is in separate files, for example, STCRX85.HED, and in the appendices; the geospatial metadata are contained in files *.MTA; and a TIFF copy of the images are in files *.TIF. The generic binary raster data are in files *.BIN.

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  • Cite as: Iredale, Harry; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: C-CAP Coastal Change Analysis Project - St. Croix estuary region (1985 - 1992) (NCEI Accession 0090142). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0090142. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1985-01-01 to 1992-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45.528
S: 43.695
E: -65.862
W: -68.682
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-04-30
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 contents of these discs are available as 1) a compressed .tar file via the download data button (download size limit may prevent obtaining all data in one transaction); 2) a complete ISO 9660 disc image, from which an identical replica of the original disc may be burned on new CD/DVD media, by navigating to the .iso file in the data/0-data/disc_image/ subdirectory; 3) individual files, by navigating to specific file(s) in the data/0-data/disc_contents/ subdirectory.

The C-CAP data are in a projected space (UTM coordinates) with each pixel representing a 30 X 30-meter cell. These data are not georeferenced. Within the St Croix region the data range from: 601890.00m (left) to 728250.00m (right) in X; and 4919700.00m (bottom) to 5034330.00m (top) in Y.

It is suggested to users wishing to georeference these data with GIS software obtain the polygon path/row shapefile wrs2_descending Landsat Thematic Mapper scene processed:
Path Row Date
10 29 5-23-1985
(from the Landsat Mission catalog maintained by the U.S. Department of Interior's U.S. Geological Survey at http://landsat.usgs.gov/tools_wrs-2_shapefile.php). It is suggested that GIS users utilize 30 or more control points to accurately georeference these data against a base map within a GIS.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • 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: Iredale, Harry; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: C-CAP Coastal Change Analysis Project - St. Croix estuary region (1985 - 1992) (NCEI Accession 0090142). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0090142. 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
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
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Iredale, Harry; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: C-CAP Coastal Change Analysis Project - St. Croix estuary region (1985 - 1992) (NCEI Accession 0090142). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0090142. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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
  • 2013-04-30T21:46:23Z - NCEI Accession 0090142 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • radiometer
Platform
  • Landsat 5
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