Salinity zones in the Gulf of Maine

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Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Data Organization Information
Spatial Reference Information
Entity and Attribute Information
Distribution Information
Metadata Reference Information




IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION


 Citation:   
  Citation_Information:
      Originator: Arnold Banner      
      Publication_Date: 20000616
      Title: gomsalinity83; salinity zones in the Gulf of Maine
      Edition: 
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
      Publication_Information:
        Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
        Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program
      Other_Citation_Details:
        The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used occurrence information and species/habitat models to map potential
        habitat for 63 species of primary concern to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These include migratory birds,
        anadromous and estuarine fishes, and threatened or endangered species.   The habitat models are based on                
        published literature, agency reports, and knowledge of experts working with the species.
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator:  Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
          Publication_Date: 
          Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Falmouth, Maine
            Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
          Online_Linkage: 
  Description:
    Abstract:
      Salinity zones were mapped for the Gulf of Maine, using available coverages and reports.
      For details see the narrative: salinity_information.htm
    Purpose:
      This grid is one of the components used to map habitat suitability for fishes and invertebrates in the Gulf of Maine.
      The information will be used to identify valuable areas for conservation, protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife    
      habitat.
    Supplemental_Information:
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: 
        Ending_Date:
    Currentness_Reference: 
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3892
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.8317
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.4396
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.6446
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: habitat
      Theme_Keyword: model
      Theme_Keyword: salinity
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Maine
      Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
      Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
      Place_Keyword: United States
      Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
  Access_Constraints:
  Use_Constraints:
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
        Contact_Person: Arnold Banner
      Contact_Position: Senior Biologist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 4R Fundy Road
        City: Falmouth
        State_or_Province: ME
        Postal_Code: 04105-1764
        Country: U.S.A.
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
  Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    ESRI Grid format
    f:\arcdat\gom83\bathy\gomsalinity83
 
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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the quality of the data sets used, which may have errors in characterizing salinity. Logical_Consistency_Report: This raster data set is based on interpretation of measurements of ephemeral conditions, and interpretation of aerial photographs to identify vegetation characteristic of specific salinities; both sources introduce errors in characterization of salinity values. Completeness_Report: Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data set accuracy generally corresponds to that of the base data, predominantly 1:250,000 supplemented with 1:24,000 information. Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: NOAA SEA Division Publication_Date: Title: ECOAST Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Silver Springs, MD Publisher: NOAA SEA Division Other_Citation_Details: Provide by Kenneth Buja Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: used as coarsest scale, background salinity information Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Originator: USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Publication_Date: Title: Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://enterprise.nwi.fws.gov/index.html Larger_Work_Citation: Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: 24,000 Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: identification of freshwater, mixing and saline areas, based on photo-interpretations Process_Step: Process_Description: see: salinity_information.htm Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Date: Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Person_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Top

SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster Raster_Object_Information: Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell Row_Count: 21381 Column_Count: 13972 Top

SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition: Planar: Grid_Coordinate_System: Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator Universal_Transverse_Mercator: UTM_Zone_Number: 19 Transverse_Mercator: Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600 Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -69.000000 Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000 False_Easting: 500000.000000 False_Northing: 0.000000 Planar_Coordinate_Information: Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column Coordinate_Representation: Abscissa_Resolution: Ordinate_Resolution: Planar_Distance_Units: Meters Geodetic_Model: Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80 Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26 Top

ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION Detailed_Description: Entity_Type: Entity_Type_Label: gomsalinity83.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: Count Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels with same value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: sal_range Attribute_Definition: text characterization of salinity in zone as fresh (0-5 ppt), mixing (5-25 ppt), or saline ( > 25 ppt) Attribute_Definition_Source: Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Top

DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION Distributor: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Robert Houston Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist / GIS Specialist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Resource_Description: This map may not accurately portray most recent conditions or occupation by the species, and is not warranted for any use other than it's original purpose which was to provide an estimate of habitat suitability. Distribution_Liability: There are no restrictions on the use of this data. However, secondary distribution must be accompanied by this documentation. Credit should always be given to the data source when this data is transferred or printed. Standard_Order_Process: Digital_Form: Digital_Transfer_Information: Format_Name: Digital_Transfer_Option: Offline_Option: Offline_Media: Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information: Fees: Ordering_Instructions: Top

METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Metadata_Date: 20000720 Metadata_Review_Date: 20000700 Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 Top