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deep_sea_corals

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2020-10-21
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 74.35
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -78.9167
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.995
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String National Marine Fisheries Service
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 74.35
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_version String 20201021-0
attribute NC_GLOBAL program String Deep Sea Corals Research and Technology Program
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -78.9167
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program's mission is to provide scientific information needed to conserve and manage deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems. The program supports new research and curates existing information into a comprehensive deep-sea coral resource.
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Deep Sea Corals Research and Technology Program National Database
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.995
variable ShallowFlag   int  
attribute ShallowFlag actual_range int 0, 1
attribute ShallowFlag description String A value of 1 denotes a coral or sponge record where DepthInMeters is correct but it is less than 50 meters. A value of 0 denotes a coral that has a correct DepthInMeters greater than or equal to 50 meters.
attribute ShallowFlag ioos_category String Location
variable DatabaseVersion   String  
attribute DatabaseVersion description String Database version number.
attribute DatabaseVersion ioos_category String Identifier
variable DatasetID   String  
attribute DatasetID description String Additional ID of the sample or observation generated by DSC-RTP.
attribute DatasetID ioos_category String Identifier
variable CatalogNumber   int  
attribute CatalogNumber actual_range int 1, 1094746
attribute CatalogNumber description String Unique record identifier controlled by the DSCRTP. It is persistent and the numbers are retired if records are deleted from the database.
attribute CatalogNumber ioos_category String Identifier
variable SampleID   String  
attribute SampleID description String The primary identification number of the specimen or catch record from the [DataProvider]. This field, along with [TrackingID], is used to establish record provenance. For image-based samples use [ImageFilePath] instead.
attribute SampleID ioos_category String Identifier
variable TrackingID   String  
attribute TrackingID description String Additional ID of the sample or observation provided by the [DataProvider] (e.g. an additional ID of the occurrence used during field activities or other sample tracking). May be used to indicate transects within an [EventID].
attribute TrackingID ioos_category String Identifier
variable ImageURL   String  
attribute ImageURL description String URL to the image on the DSC portal or appropriate archive that displays the specimen of record.
attribute ImageURL ioos_category String Other
variable HighlightImageURL   String  
attribute HighlightImageURL description String URL that points to the highlight image hosted on the DSC portal or appropriate archive that displays the specimen of record. A highlight image is one that is an especially good representative image of the taxa as determined by the data provider. If this value is null, then it is assumed that the imagery associated with this record is not particularly notable.
attribute HighlightImageURL ioos_category String Other
variable Citation   String  
attribute Citation _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Citation description String A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, bibliographic reference, global unique identifier, URI) of literature associated with the Occurrence. Equivalent to the term associatedReferences in Darwin Core.
attribute Citation ioos_category String Other
variable Repository   String  
attribute Repository _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Repository description String Location where the physical sample, or image is stored. This may be a museum, if samples are physical (e.g., Smithsonian NMNH) or it may be an institution (e.g., NOAA Central Library) that maintains master copies of images or video.
attribute Repository ioos_category String Other
variable ScientificName   String  
attribute ScientificName _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute ScientificName description String Taxonomic identification of the sample as a Latin binomial (e.g., Primnoa pacifica), or lowest practical taxonomic level (e.g., Primnoidae).
attribute ScientificName ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable VerbatimScientificName   String  
attribute VerbatimScientificName _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute VerbatimScientificName description String Original taxonomic identification of the sample, as received from the data provider.
attribute VerbatimScientificName ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable VernacularNameCategory   String  
attribute VernacularNameCategory _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute VernacularNameCategory description String Common (vernacular) name category of the organism.
attribute VernacularNameCategory ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable VernacularName   String  
attribute VernacularName _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute VernacularName description String Common name(s) of the sample/observed species.
attribute VernacularName ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable TaxonRank   String  
attribute TaxonRank _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute TaxonRank description String The TaxonRank term is a companion to the [ScientificName] term. TaxonRank identifies the level in the taxonomic hierarchy of the ScientificName term.
attribute TaxonRank ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable AphiaID   int  
attribute AphiaID actual_range int -999, 1516570
attribute AphiaID description String AphiaID of [ScientificName] from the World Register of Marine Species(WoRMS). These numeric codes can be accessed here: http://www.marinespecies.org/index.php
attribute AphiaID ioos_category String Identifier
variable LifeScienceIdentifier   String  
attribute LifeScienceIdentifier _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute LifeScienceIdentifier description String A persistent, location-independent resource identifier for uniquely naming biologically significant resources, or data objects that encode information about them.
attribute LifeScienceIdentifier ioos_category String Identifier
variable Phylum   String  
attribute Phylum description String The Phylum in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Phylum ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Class   String  
attribute Class description String The Class in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Class ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Subclass   String  
attribute Subclass description String The Subclass in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Subclass ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Order   String  
attribute Order description String The Order in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Order ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Suborder   String  
attribute Suborder description String The Suborder in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Suborder ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Family   String  
attribute Family description String The Family in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Family ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Subfamily   String  
attribute Subfamily description String The Subfamily in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Subfamily ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Genus   String  
attribute Genus description String The Genus in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Genus ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Subgenus   String  
attribute Subgenus description String The Subgenus in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Subgenus ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Species   String  
attribute Species description String The specific epithet in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Species ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Subspecies   String  
attribute Subspecies description String The Subspecies in which the taxon is classified.
attribute Subspecies ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable ScientificNameAuthorship   String  
attribute ScientificNameAuthorship _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute ScientificNameAuthorship description String Author who originally described the species or subspecies. The author should be consistent with [AphiaID] and [TaxonRank].
attribute ScientificNameAuthorship ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable TypeStatus   String  
attribute TypeStatus description String The type status (e.g., holotype, paratype, etc.), if any, of the specimen.
attribute TypeStatus ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable OperationalTaxonomicUnit   int  
attribute OperationalTaxonomicUnit actual_range int -999, 3
attribute OperationalTaxonomicUnit description String Number assigned to a particular taxon in the proposed reference image database.
attribute OperationalTaxonomicUnit ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Morphospecies   String  
attribute Morphospecies _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Morphospecies description String Allows the extra detail distinguishing among different morphs e.g. msp1, msp2, msp3, or in the case of sponges encrusting, vase, fig, sponge, massive globose, etc.
attribute Morphospecies ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable CombinedNameID   String  
attribute CombinedNameID _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute CombinedNameID description String ScientificName + Morphospecies
attribute CombinedNameID ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable Synonyms   String  
attribute Synonyms _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Synonyms description String Other scientific names used for the observed taxon. Also, other scientific names that have been used for the individual observation or specimen.
attribute Synonyms ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable IdentificationComments   String  
attribute IdentificationComments _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute IdentificationComments description String Comments and other info about the taxonomy of the species of the sampled or observed organism. If the record is of a type specimen (e.g., holotype), this should be identified in this field.
attribute IdentificationComments ioos_category String Taxonomy
variable IdentifiedBy   String  
attribute IdentifiedBy _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute IdentifiedBy description String Name of individual or institution that assigned the ScientificName. Desired format is LastName, FirstName. Can be a list delimited by semicolons.
attribute IdentifiedBy ioos_category String Other
variable IdentificationDate   String  
attribute IdentificationDate description String UTC date (YYYY-DD-MM). Date on which the sample was identified. If day or month is unknown, use YYYY-MM or YYYY.
attribute IdentificationDate ioos_category String Time
variable IdentificationQualifier   String  
attribute IdentificationQualifier description String Taxonomic identification method and level of expertise. Desired format would be along the following lines: genetic ID; morphological ID from sample by taxonomic expert; ID by expert from image; ID by non-expert from video; etc. An additional qualifier may be included (e.g., ID Uncertain)
attribute IdentificationQualifier ioos_category String Other
variable IdentificationVerificationStatus   String  
attribute IdentificationVerificationStatus description String Score of the quality of the identification. 1 = identified from image only, 2 = identified from image and physical specimens sampled from the same region, 3 = identified from image and that specific physical specimen.
attribute IdentificationVerificationStatus ioos_category String Other
variable AssociatedSequences   String  
attribute AssociatedSequences description String GenBank Accession number - Additional ID of samples where genetic sequences have been submitted to GenBank. If multiple sequences were submitted, numbers may be separated by semicolons.
attribute AssociatedSequences ioos_category String Identifier
variable Ocean   String  
attribute Ocean description String Ocean basin where the observation or sample was collected.
attribute Ocean ioos_category String Location
variable LargeMarineEcosystem   String  
attribute LargeMarineEcosystem description String Large Marine Ecosystem using designations set forth at http://www.lme.noaa.gov/. NA = outside of LME boundary.
attribute LargeMarineEcosystem ioos_category String Location
variable Country   String  
attribute Country description String Country in whose Exclusive Economic Zone the observation or sample was collected, based on Exclusive Economic Zones Boundaries (EEZ) [World EEZ v7 (2012-1-120)] from http://marineregions.org/downloads.php (NA = outside of EEZ)
attribute Country ioos_category String Location
variable FishCouncilRegion   String  
attribute FishCouncilRegion description String U.S. Fisheries Management Council Region where the occurrence is located. The regions reported include both the U.S. EEZ and the adjacent U.S. state which are not included in the Councils jurisdiction. In cases where Fisheries Management Councils overlap (e.g., Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Councils in the Florida Keys region), two councils can be listed separated by a semicolon. For a map, see: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/management/councils/
attribute FishCouncilRegion ioos_category String Location
variable Locality   String  
attribute Locality _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Locality description String A specific named place or feature for the specimen or observation (e.g., Dixon Entrance, Sur Ridge). Multiple Locality names can be added as necessary. Multiple entries should be separated by a semicolon. If multiple entries, arrange list from largest to smallest geographic area (e.g., Gulf of Mexico; Florida Escarpment; Many Mounds).
attribute Locality ioos_category String Location
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double -78.9167, 74.35
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude description String Latitude in decimal degrees where the sample or observation was collected. Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS84 (World Geodetic System Standard). Use [NavType] to report measurement method. Use [LocationComments] to cover any other details regarding the determination of geographic position.
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.995, 180.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude description String Longitude in decimal degrees where the sample or observation was collected. Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS84 (World Geodetic System Standard). Use [NavType] to report measurement method. Use [LocationComments] to cover any other details regarding the determination of geographic position.
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable DepthInMeters   int  
attribute DepthInMeters actual_range int -999, 6369
attribute DepthInMeters description String Best single depth value for sample as a positive value in units of meters.
attribute DepthInMeters ioos_category String Location
attribute DepthInMeters units String m
variable DepthMethod   String  
attribute DepthMethod description String Select method by which best singular depth in meters was determined. Place method details in [LocationComments]. Select averaged when start and stop depths were averaged. Select assigned when depth was derived from bathymetry at the location. Select reported when depth was reported based on instrumentation or described in literature.
attribute DepthMethod ioos_category String Other
variable MinimumDepthInMeters   int  
attribute MinimumDepthInMeters actual_range int -999, 6364
attribute MinimumDepthInMeters description String Positive integer used to express the minimum depth of the observation. If [DataProvider] gives a single depth, the [MinimumDepthInMeters] and [MaximumDepthInMeters] will be equal. If no depth information was provided, both the min and max terms will be -999.
attribute MinimumDepthInMeters ioos_category String Location
attribute MinimumDepthInMeters units String m
variable MaximumDepthInMeters   int  
attribute MaximumDepthInMeters actual_range int -999, 6373
attribute MaximumDepthInMeters description String Positive integer used to express the maximum depth of the observation. If [DataProvider] gives a single depth, the [MinimumDepthInMeters] and [MaximumDepthInMeters] will be equal. If no depth information was provided, both the min and max terms will be -999.
attribute MaximumDepthInMeters ioos_category String Location
attribute MaximumDepthInMeters units String m
variable LocationComments   String  
attribute LocationComments _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute LocationComments description String Comments and other info about how the location was determined.
attribute LocationComments ioos_category String Other
variable ObservationDate   String  
attribute ObservationDate description String Date as YYYY-MM-DD. If month or day is unknown use YYYY-MM or YYYY. Please convert from local date to Universal Time Code (UTC).
attribute ObservationDate ioos_category String Time
variable ObservationYear   int  
attribute ObservationYear actual_range int -999, 2020
attribute ObservationYear description String Year the observation was made in YYYY format.
attribute ObservationYear ioos_category String Time
variable ObservationTime   String  
attribute ObservationTime description String Time as hh:mm:ss when the sample or observation occurred. Use UTC.
attribute ObservationTime ioos_category String Time
variable SurveyID   String  
attribute SurveyID _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute SurveyID description String Name or ID of the cruise or project in which the sample or observation was collected (e.g, EX1202L2 or Lophelia II: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks). Many events [EventID] can be associated with one survey [SurveyID]
attribute SurveyID ioos_category String Identifier
variable Vessel   String  
attribute Vessel _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Vessel description String Name of the vessel used for collecting the sample or observation.
attribute Vessel ioos_category String Other
variable PI   String  
attribute PI _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute PI description String Principal Investigator or Chief scientist of the cruise during which the sample was collected, or individual who collected the sample. Desired format is LastName, FirstName.
attribute PI ioos_category String Other
variable PIAffiliation   String  
attribute PIAffiliation _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute PIAffiliation description String Affiliation of the Principal Investigator. Well established acronyms or abbreviations are acceptable (e.g., MBARI or Penn State University).
attribute PIAffiliation ioos_category String Other
variable Purpose   String  
attribute Purpose _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Purpose description String Purpose of the cruise during which the sample or observation was collected (e.g. deep-sea coral survey, exploration, or groundfish survey).
attribute Purpose ioos_category String Other
variable SurveyComments   String  
attribute SurveyComments _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute SurveyComments description String Comments and other info about the cruise/survey or programs sponsoring the cruise/survey.
attribute SurveyComments ioos_category String Other
variable Station   String  
attribute Station _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Station description String Reference ID of the station where the sample or observation was collected. For example, 78G9-III.
attribute Station ioos_category String Location
variable EventID   String  
attribute EventID description String ID of the survey event (e.g., dive number or trawl haul number) on which the sample was made.
attribute EventID ioos_category String Identifier
variable SamplingEquipment   String  
attribute SamplingEquipment _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute SamplingEquipment description String Method of data collection.
attribute SamplingEquipment ioos_category String Other
variable VehicleName   String  
attribute VehicleName _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute VehicleName description String Name or ID of the AUV, ROV, submersible, etc. used to collect sample (e.g., Jason II).
attribute VehicleName ioos_category String Other
variable SampleAreaInSquareMeters   float  
attribute SampleAreaInSquareMeters actual_range float -999.0, 9903.0
attribute SampleAreaInSquareMeters description String The area in square meters, if projected vertically to a plane representing the seafloor surface, of the sample space in which the observation was made. Use 'footprintWKT' field to specify the exact shape of the sampling space.
attribute SampleAreaInSquareMeters ioos_category String Location
attribute SampleAreaInSquareMeters units String m^2
variable footprintWKT   String  
attribute footprintWKT description String A Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of the shape (footprint, geometry) that defines the sample area. As an example, for downward looking or oblique still images, this would be a polygon representing the footprint of the viewable area (an orthogonal projection using the sea floor as the projection plane). For a video transect, this would be a polygon that represents the footprint of the entire viewable area throughout the length of the video.
attribute footprintWKT ioos_category String Location
variable footprintSRS   String  
attribute footprintSRS description String A Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of the Spatial Reference System (SRS) for the footprintWKT of the Location.
attribute footprintSRS ioos_category String Location
variable IndividualCount   short  
attribute IndividualCount actual_range short -999, 21895
attribute IndividualCount description String Number of individuals (e.g., sponges or non-colonial corals), colonies (e.g., octocorals, black corals) or patches (e.g., framework forming corals where individual colonies cannot be distinguished) represented by the sample as a positive integer. If categorical, use [CategoricalAbundance].
attribute IndividualCount ioos_category String Ecology
variable CategoricalAbundance   String  
attribute CategoricalAbundance description String Abundance category of corals/sponges of the same ScientificName at the sample location.
attribute CategoricalAbundance ioos_category String Ecology
variable Density   short  
attribute Density actual_range short -999, 4069
attribute Density description String Number of individuals (or colonies) per square meter for an observation.
attribute Density ioos_category String Ecology
variable Cover   String  
attribute Cover description String Percent of sampled area (e.g., in field of view or on transect) covered by organism of interest. This field is generally used for framework-forming stony corals for which individual counts for which individual counts are difficult.
attribute Cover ioos_category String Ecology
attribute Cover units String percent
variable VerbatimSize   String  
attribute VerbatimSize description String The originally reported Size value if not in our required format. If the data provider is available to provide values in our required format, then that is preferable.
attribute VerbatimSize ioos_category String Ecology
variable MinimumSize   float  
attribute MinimumSize actual_range float -999.0, 762.0
attribute MinimumSize description String Minimum size of the taxon observed.
attribute MinimumSize ioos_category String Ecology
attribute MinimumSize units String cm
variable MaximumSize   float  
attribute MaximumSize actual_range float -999.0, 762.0
attribute MaximumSize description String Maximum size of the taxon observed.
attribute MaximumSize ioos_category String Ecology
attribute MaximumSize units String cm
variable WeightInKg   double  
attribute WeightInKg actual_range double -999.0, 6999.1
attribute WeightInKg description String The recorded weight in kilograms of the individuals in the observation. Use [OccurrenceRemarks] for weight methods (e.g., dry weight), calculation or estimation procedures, or other details applied in determining weight.
attribute WeightInKg ioos_category String Ecology
attribute WeightInKg units String kg
variable Condition   String  
attribute Condition description String Condition of the organism (coral or sponge) when collected or observed. At a minimum, values of live or dead are desired. Damage can be noted. Preferred categories for octocoral or black coral colonies are as follows: Live (under 10% damage); 10-50% damaged; 50-90% damaged; over 90% damaged; Dead. Note that for branching stony corals, healthy colonies will naturally include large amounts of skeleton that is without living tissue, but is not considered damaged.
attribute Condition ioos_category String Ecology
variable AssociatedTaxa   String  
attribute AssociatedTaxa description String Notable organisms that are observed to co-occur with the coral or sponge. A list of organisms may be separated by semicolon. Commercially fished species are of particular interest to regional fishery management councils. AssociatedTaxa listed should include valid taxon names from WoRMS. Methods for determining association (e.g., touching or fish within one meter of the coral or sponge) should be noted in [OccurrenceComments]
attribute AssociatedTaxa ioos_category String Ecology
variable OccurrenceComments   String  
attribute OccurrenceComments description String Biological or other detail about the observation event that is not addressed elsewhere (e.g. fishing debris). May be remarks from a corresponding column in original data, or [IndividualCount] values reported as text few scattered, or pieces when integers are expected.
attribute OccurrenceComments ioos_category String Ecology
variable StartLatitude   double  
attribute StartLatitude actual_range double -999.0, 3446.722
attribute StartLatitude description String Starting latitude in decimal degrees for observations or samples collected over a distance (e.g., trawls, transects). Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS1984. If another datum, use [LocationComments].
attribute StartLatitude ioos_category String Location
attribute StartLatitude units String degrees_north
variable StartLongitude   double  
attribute StartLongitude actual_range double -999.0, 3232.94
attribute StartLongitude description String Starting longitude in decimal degrees for observations or samples collected over a distance (e.g., trawls, transects). Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS1984. If another datum, use [LocationComments].
attribute StartLongitude ioos_category String Location
attribute StartLongitude units String degrees_east
variable EndLatitude   double  
attribute EndLatitude actual_range double -999.0, 3447.142
attribute EndLatitude description String Ending latitude in decimal degrees for observations or samples collected over a distance (e.g., trawls, transects). Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS1984. If another datum, use [LocationComments].
attribute EndLatitude ioos_category String Location
attribute EndLatitude units String degrees_north
variable EndLongitude   double  
attribute EndLongitude actual_range double -999.0, 3232.868
attribute EndLongitude description String Ending longitude in decimal degrees for observations or samples collected over a distance (e.g., trawls, transects). Precision should be the same as that originally reported; ideally to five decimal places. Datum should be WGS1984. If another datum, use [LocationComments].
attribute EndLongitude ioos_category String Location
attribute EndLongitude units String degrees_east
variable VerbatimLatitude   String  
attribute VerbatimLatitude description String Latitude as given in original material. Place notes on original coodinate system and datum in [LocationComments].
attribute VerbatimLatitude ioos_category String Location
variable VerbatimLongitude   String  
attribute VerbatimLongitude description String Longitude as given in original material. Place notes on original coodinate system and datum in [LocationComments].
attribute VerbatimLongitude ioos_category String Location
variable LocationAccuracy   String  
attribute LocationAccuracy description String An expression in meters of the overall uncertainty of the coordinate data. The uncertainty can combine issues of both accuracy and precision, and depends on the method the [DataProvider] used to determine coordinates.
attribute LocationAccuracy ioos_category String Other
attribute LocationAccuracy units String m
variable NavType   String  
attribute NavType description String Navigation type used to determine coordinates (e.g., USBL or ship GPS). Further detail on NavType can be captured in [LocationComments]
attribute NavType ioos_category String Other
variable OtherData   String  
attribute OtherData description String Other data types collected on the same event where this sample was taken. List of data types separated by a comma (e.g.CTD, push cores).
attribute OtherData ioos_category String Other
variable Habitat   String  
attribute Habitat description String A description of the geological and biotic environment in which the organism was sampled or observed (e.g.,sandy plain, steep ledge) described in plain language, preferably in a manner consistent with Coastal and Marine Classification Standard (CMECS) or other regional habitat classification standards. Methods should be reported in"OccurrenceComments".
attribute Habitat ioos_category String Bottom Character
variable Substrate   String  
attribute Substrate description String Attachment or contact substrate (e.g., dropstone, outcrop, or boulder) of the organism observed. The purpose is to distinguish habitat (like a sandy plain) from attachment point (for instance, a dropstone in a sandy plain). Methods or classification system should be reported in [OccurrenceRemarks].
attribute Substrate ioos_category String Bottom Character
variable CMECSGeoForm   String  
attribute CMECSGeoForm description String Tectonic or geologic features, such as shelf, canyon, or seamount. See the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard catalog for description https://www.cmecscatalog.org/cmecs/index.jsp
attribute CMECSGeoForm ioos_category String Bottom Character
variable CMECSSubstrate   String  
attribute CMECSSubstrate description String Geologic or biogenic substrate. See the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard catalog for description https://www.cmecscatalog.org/cmecs/index.jsp
attribute CMECSSubstrate ioos_category String Bottom Character
variable CMECSBiotic   String  
attribute CMECSBiotic description String Biotic community present at the observation site. See the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard catalog for description https://www.cmecscatalog.org/cmecs/index.jsp
attribute CMECSBiotic ioos_category String Biology
variable Temperature   double  
attribute Temperature actual_range double -999.0, 30.8
attribute Temperature description String Temperature in degrees Celsius for [EventID]. Use best value or averaged value. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute Temperature ioos_category String Temperature
attribute Temperature units String degrees_Celsius
variable Salinity   double  
attribute Salinity actual_range double -999.0, 1645.3
attribute Salinity description String Salinity in PSU for EventID. Use best value or averaged value. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute Salinity ioos_category String Salinity
attribute Salinity units String PSU
variable Oxygen   double  
attribute Oxygen actual_range double -999.0, 207.4
attribute Oxygen description String Dissolved oxygen in mg/L for EventID. Use best value or averaged value. Methods should be reported in [OccurenceComments].
attribute Oxygen ioos_category String Dissolved O2
attribute Oxygen units String mg/L
variable pH   double  
attribute pH actual_range double -999.0, -999.0
attribute pH description String pH value in units of total pH. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute pH ioos_category String Other
variable pHscale   String  
attribute pHscale description String Scale used to measure pH. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute pHscale ioos_category String Other
variable pCO2   double  
attribute pCO2 actual_range double -999.0, -999.0
attribute pCO2 description String Partial pressure of CO2 in seawater, units microatmospheres. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute pCO2 ioos_category String Other
attribute pCO2 units String microatmosphere
variable TA   double  
attribute TA actual_range double -999.0, -999.0
attribute TA description String Total alkalinity, units micromols/kilogram. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute TA ioos_category String Other
attribute TA units String micromol/kg
variable DIC   double  
attribute DIC actual_range double -999.0, -999.0
attribute DIC description String Dissolved inorganic carbon, units micromols/kilogram. Methods should be reported in [OccurrenceComments].
attribute DIC ioos_category String Other
attribute DIC units String micromol/kg
variable RecordType   String  
attribute RecordType description String Denotes whether the record was originally generated from examination of literature (literature), a collected specimen (specimen), observation of a still image (still image); observation of video (video observation); notation without a specimen or image (notation); observation from trawl surveys, longline surveys, and observer records (catch record).
attribute RecordType ioos_category String Other
variable DataProvider   String  
attribute DataProvider _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute DataProvider description String Identifies the originator of the data. This is the institution or person who ultimately deserves credit for acquiring or aggregating the data and making it available. Institution is preferred, but an individual can be listed as Last Name, First Name. If more than one [DataProvider], separate entries by a semicolon.
attribute DataProvider ioos_category String Other
variable DataContact   String  
attribute DataContact _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute DataContact description String The name and e-mail of the individual who is the primary representative of the [DataProvider]. The preferred format is Last Name, First Name; e-mail. [DataProvider] and [DataContact] may be the same person, if [DataProvider] is an individual and not an institution.
attribute DataContact ioos_category String Other
variable Modified   String  
attribute Modified description String The most recent date the DataProvider updated or verified the record. Format: YYYY-MM-DD. If the DataProvider does not record or provide this information, the date the record became available to NOAA will be used.
attribute Modified ioos_category String Other
variable WebSite   String  
attribute WebSite description String World Wide Web link (URL) to an online resource for the [SurveyEvent] (e.g., a web page devoted to this dataset or expedition).
attribute WebSite ioos_category String Other
variable EntryDate   String  
attribute EntryDate description String The date on which the record was initially merged into the DSCRTP database. Format YYYY-MM-DD.
attribute EntryDate ioos_category String Time
variable Reporter   String  
attribute Reporter _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute Reporter description String Person who entered or merged the record into the DSCRTP database.
attribute Reporter ioos_category String Other
variable ReporterEmail   String  
attribute ReporterEmail description String E-mail of the reporter.
attribute ReporterEmail ioos_category String Other
variable ReporterComments   String  
attribute ReporterComments _Encoding String ISO-8859-1
attribute ReporterComments description String Other comments by or about the [Reporter].
attribute ReporterComments ioos_category String Other
variable gisCRMDepth   int  
attribute gisCRMDepth actual_range int -999, 99999
attribute gisCRMDepth description String Depth value exracted from the Coastal Relief Model gridded bathymetry data set.
attribute gisCRMDepth ioos_category String Location
attribute gisCRMDepth units String m
variable gisGEBCODepth   int  
attribute gisGEBCODepth actual_range int -1837, 6807
attribute gisGEBCODepth description String Depth value exracted from the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans gridded bathymetry data set.
attribute gisGEBCODepth ioos_category String Location
attribute gisGEBCODepth units String m
variable gisEtopoDepth   int  
attribute gisEtopoDepth actual_range int -1929, 6619
attribute gisEtopoDepth description String Depth value exracted from the ETOPO1 Global Relief Model gridded bathymetry data set.
attribute gisEtopoDepth ioos_category String Location
attribute gisEtopoDepth units String m
variable gisMEOW   String  
attribute gisMEOW description String GIS-derived Marine Ecoregions of the World, MEOW (Spalding et al., 2007)
attribute gisMEOW ioos_category String Location
variable SynonymSearchProxy   String  
attribute SynonymSearchProxy description String A combination of the fields ScientificName and Synonym to create a single field to search both.
attribute SynonymSearchProxy ioos_category String Other

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