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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850)


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            title:  Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850)
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        abstract:  The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the first year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The purpose of this cruise was to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's research on the characterization of near shore and deepwater habitats (<1000m) of Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments. Data from the mission was used to produce maps of the seafloor topography, delineate the various seafloor habitats, and collect data to assist in the development of models to predict fish species utilization and populations. In addition the data collected will be used to update nautical charts covering the U.S. Virgin Islands.
        purpose:  This multibeam data product was collected as project NF-04-06 during year one of a two-year NOAA scientific research mission in the US Virgin Islands to characterize nearshore coral reef habitats. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2004 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the USVI seafloor.
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                            description:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD). 2022. GCMD Keywords, Version 13. Greenbelt, MD: Earth Science Data and Information System, Earth Science Projects Division, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). URL (GCMD Keyword Forum Page): https://forum.earthdata.nasa.gov/app.php/tag/GCMD+Keywords
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              Anchor:  https://gcmd.earthdata.nasa.gov/kms/concept/eb176e48-13e2-413c-85d6-b37e16303573 OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
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            keyword:  Buck Island Reef National Monument
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            keyword:  St. Thomas
            keyword:  U.S. Virgin Islands
            keyword:  US Virgin Islands
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            keyword:  Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
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                    beginPosition:  2004-02-18
                    endPosition:  2004-03-05
        supplementalInformation:  Submission Package ID: DD5MHX
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                description:  NCEI Accession 0131850 v1.1 was published.
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                description:  Data Type: Video Transect Images (measured); Units: photos; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: remotely operated vehicle; Sampling and Analyzing Method: MiniBat - downward pointing camera mounted on a towed underwater platform.
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                description:  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.
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                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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                code:  multibeam sonar
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            description:  generic instrument to measure seafloor topography Active sensors that utilize acoustic energy to collect measurements of seafloor depth and character (from http://www.csc.noaa.gov/crs/rs_apps/sensors/multi_beam.htm (last accessed 2008-12-09). Seafloor topography, bathymetry and other related geophysical data are usually managed and archived at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/).
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                code:  NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
            description:  Title: NOAA Ship Flag: United States of America Vessel Type: Research Vessel (Environmental) DOB: May 1991 IMO: 8993227 Former Name: Agate Pass (YTT-12) (2002)
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