C-CAP zone 65 2006-Era Land Cover Metadata

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Coastal Services Center (CSC)
Publication_Date: 20071120
Title: C-CAP zone 65 2006-Era Land Cover Metadata
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, SC
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC)
Other_Citation_Details:
This classification is based on Landsat TM scenes p011r031 7/24/2005 p012r030 10/3/2005 p012r031 9/20/2006 p013r029 9/24/2005 p013r030 9/24/2005 p013r031 9/8/2005 p013r032 9/8/2005 p014r029 10/1/2005 p014r030 10/1/2005
Online_Linkage: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/crs/lca>
Online_Linkage:
<http://170.63.93.152/moris_viewer/launch.jsp?data=massgis:MORIS.MASS_LATERAL_BOUNDARIES_ARC::MORIS.MASS_LATERAL_BOUNDARIES_ARC::Default,massgis:MORIS.SLA_ARC::MORIS.SLA_ARC::Default,massgis:GISDATA.NEMASK_POLY::Black_Lines,massgis:GISDATA.TOWNSSURVEY_ARC::GISDATA.TOWNSSURVEY_ARC::Default,massgis:MORIS.CCAP_MA_06_RD::MORIS.CCAP_MA_06_RD::Default,&extent=170376.41239631752,755115.7764131214,389451.4126197741,981069.9433102614>
Description:
Abstract:
This is a final classification. It is ready for distribution. This data set is the 2006-era classification of U.S. Great Lakes Region, zone 65. This data set utilized 9 full or partial Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper scenes which were analyzed according to the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) protocol to determine land cover.
Purpose:
To improve the understanding of coastal uplands and wetlands, and their linkages with the distribution, abundance, and health of living marine resources.
Supplemental_Information:
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management is uncertain about the time period of this dataset. The metadata provided with the dataset says the time period of the land cover is 2006, but the file downloaded from the C-CAP website is labeled 2005. For a clarification and further information, please contact NOAA's Coastal Services Center.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050724
Ending_Date: 20060920
Currentness_Reference: Date of the Landsat scenes
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: 5 years
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.095720
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.990902
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.518541
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.799536
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover Analysis
Theme_Keyword: Change Detection Analysis
Theme_Keyword: Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: ImageryBaseMapsEarthCover, 010
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Land Use/Land Cover > Land Use Classes
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface > Land Use/Land Cover > Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface > Land Use/Land Cover > Land Use Classes
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Coastal Zone
Place_Keyword: U.S. Great Lakes Region
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Vermont
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: New York
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Access_Constraints: None, except for a possible fee.
Use_Constraints:
Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://170.63.93.152/czm/moris/data_thumbnails/moris_ccap_ma_06_rd.png>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: C-CAP 2006-Era Land Cover of Massachusetts.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ERDAS Imagine 8.7 on Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
According to accuracy assessment performed by Sanborn, the overall accuracy for the zone 65 2001 classification is 85.1% and 0.848 Kappa. The 2006 update is based on updating the change areas between 2001 and 2006 imagery, and overlaying the results over 2001 land cover. Therefore the accuracy of the 2001 product is a sufficient indication of 2006 update accuracy as well within +/- 0.49% (the percent of area changed from 2001). The following per class accuracies and note regarding validation are based on 2001 assessment.
Each class accuracy is as follows: (Errors of Omission/Commission) 0 Background (N/A) 1 Unclassified (Cloud, Shadow, etc)(N/A) 2 High Intensity Developed (85%/79%) 3 Medium Intensity Developed (80%/62%) 4 Low Intensity Developed (17%/18%) 5 Open Spaces Developed (57%/31%) 6 Cultivated Land (89%/80%) 7 Pasture/Hay (80%/97%) 8 Grassland (80%/67%) 9 Deciduous Forest (80%/92%) 10 Evergreen Forest (85%/94%) 11 Mixed Forest (86%/67%) 12 Scrub/Shrub (62%/62%) 13 Palustrine Forested Wetland (85%/82%) 14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland (82%/85%) 15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland (70%/61%) 16 Estuarine Forested Wetland (N/A) 17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland (N/A) 18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland (92%/97%) 19 Unconsolidated Shore (94%/94%) 20 Bare Land (96%/81%) 21 Water (99%/100%) 22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed (50%/25%) 23 Estuarine Aquatic Bed (N/A) 24 Tundra (N/A) 25 Snow/Ice (N/A)
The validation points were both collected in the field and photo interpreted. The accuracy assessment selection methods were developed to minimize spatial autocorrelation between the training and accuracy assessment. The first pool of accuracy assessment sites came from field data and photo interpretation of black and white digital orthophotos and digital color infrared imagery (primarily Ikonos data). These sites were collected prior to initial mapping and were collected at the same time as the training data. The sites were selected to capture the physical and spectral diversity of the land cover. After the first criteria was met, the accuracy assessment sites were buffered to see if they fell within 1000 meters of another accuracy assessment site of the same class or within 1000 meters of a training site of the same class. Those that fell within the 1000 meter buffer were eliminated. All sites were to be from a homogeneous 3x3 area. After an analysis of the point distribution, it became clear that there were not enough samples for every class. The remaining points were selected from the initial draft final classification and had to be a homogeneous 3x3 area. Sampling was limited to areas where there was high resolution color infrared imagery. The imagery included the previous Ikonos imagery, but also included an additional 20 scenes of Ikonos imagery. The additional Ikonos imagery provided sampling areas across the entire study area. Classes which had a proportionally larger representative land area had larger numbers of samples . When possible, we tried to identify 50 samples of each of the classes. Exceptions were for the following classes (actual sample numbers): Cultivated Crops (37) - Grassland/Herbaceous (20)- Evergreen Forest (40) - Mixed Forest (28) - Scrub/Shrub (21) - Palustrine Forest Wetland (33) - Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland (28) Palustrine Emergent Wetland (20)- Estuarine Emergent Wetland (38) - Unconsolidated Shore (17) - Bare Land (23) - Palustrine Aquatic Bed (4). A total of 518 accuracy assessment points were used excluding urban classes. 572 accuracy assessment points were used including urban points. All classes have a minimum of 50 accuracy assessment points except for the classes mentioned above. These classes are limited in the study area and to some extent in the imagery that was available to sample from.
Post-Processing Steps: None
Known Problems: None
Spatial Filters: None
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Tests for logical consistency indicate that all row and column positions in the selected latitude/longitude window contain data. Conversion and integration with vector files indicates that all positions are consistent with earth coordinates covering the same area. Attribute files are logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
Data does not exist for all classes. There are no pixels representing class 16 (Estuarine Forested Wetland). Class 1 (Unclassified) is intentionally left blank. All pixels have been classified. The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Report 123, discusses the interagency effort to develop the land cover classification scheme and defines all categories.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Landsat scenes were geo-referenced by Eros Data Center. Spatial accuracy assessed by MDA Federal is found to be to within 2 pixels accuracy.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
There was no terrain correction in the geo-referencing procedure.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: MDA Federal
Publication_Date: 20071120
Title: C-CAP zone 65 2006-Era Land Cover Classification
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston SC
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/crs/lca>
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD/CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050724
Ending_Date: 20060920
Source_Currentness_Reference: Date of the Landsat scenes
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA CSC
Source_Contribution: NOAA CSC
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This dataset was created by MDA Federal. This classification is based on Landsat TM imagery from the MRLC 2006 database. The study area is zone 65, U.S. Great Lakes Region.
Pre-processing steps: Each Landsat TM scene was geo-referenced by USGS (United States Geological Survey) EROS Data Center. Then MDA Federal staff verified the scenes for spatial accuracy to within 2 pixels. The data was geo-referenced to Albers Conical Equal Area, with a spheroid of GRS 1980, and Datum of WGS84. The data units is in meters. At-satellite reflectance was performed on each scene and the tasseled cap transformation applied. All of the image data used was Landsat TM 5 or 7. The mosaicked dataset was used for classification.
Change Detection: The next step was to determine the areas of change between 2006 and 2001. The change detection algorithm used is the Cross Correlation Analysis process (CCA) developed at MDA Federal. This copyrighted procedure produced 2 Z-score files per scene of likelihood of change. These files were thresholded and mosaicked to create a binary change layer for that scene. All of the binary files were mosaicked to create a change layer for the entire study area. A focal majority was run on the change layer to fill in some clumps to make sure all of the change was accounted for. The change layer is a slight over-estimation of change to make sure to include as much change as detectable.
Classification: The classification of the change areas was a mixture of automated and manual approaches. The change areas were removed from the 2001 classification. The areas with no change between 2006 and 2001 were used as training for a Classification and Regression tree (CART) analysis of the changed areas. Modelling and hand-editing were used to further refine the CART output and create a final classification. The classified change areas were overlaid on the 2001 C-CAP product to create a 2006 C-CAP classification. Attributes for this product are as follows:
0 Background 1 Unclassified (Cloud, Shadow, etc) 2 High Intensity Developed 3 Medium Intensity Developed 4 Low Intensity Developed 5 Open Space Developed 6 Cultivated Land 7 Pasture/Hay 8 Grassland 9 Deciduous Forest 10 Evergreen Forest 11 Mixed Forest 12 Scrub/Shrub 13 Palustrine Forested Wetland 14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland 15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland 16 Estuarine Forested Wetland 17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland 18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland 19 Unconsolidated Shore 20 Bare Land 21 Water 22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed 23 Estuarine Aquatic Bed 24 Tundra 25 Snow/Ice
Process_Date: 20071120
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CRS (Coastal Remote Sensing) Program Manager
Contact_Organization:
NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)
Contact_Position: CRS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2234 S. Hobson Ave.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1210
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clearinghouse@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. EST. M-F
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Classification
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)
Contact_Position: CRS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2234 S. Hobson Ave.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1210
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: csc@csc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The data were projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters, in August 2009.
Process_Date: 20090817
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 12378
Column_Count: 17097
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 24.153517
Ordinate_Resolution: 24.153517
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: U.S. Great Lakes Region (zone 65)
Entity_Type_Definition:
C-CAP zone 65 (U.S. Great Lakes Region) as delineated by NOAA using scene boundaries, hydrological units, and county boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rowid
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUE
Attribute_Definition:
Landcover Classification as determined by NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1 Unclassified
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This class contains no data due to cloud conditions or data voids.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: N/A
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2 High Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains little or no vegetation. This subclass includes heavily built-up urban centers as well as large constructed surfaces in suburban and rural areas. Large buildings (such as multiple family housing, hangars, and large barns), interstate highways, and runways typically fall into this subclass. Impervious surfaces account for 80-100 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3 Medium Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains substantial amounts of constructed surface mixed with substantial amounts of vegetated surface. Small buildings (such as single family housing, farm outbuildings, and large sheds), typically fall into this subclass. Impervious surfaces account for 50-79 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4 Low Intensity Developed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains constructed surface mixed with vegetated surface. This class includes features seen class 3, with the addition of streets and roads with associated trees and grasses. Impervious surfaces account for 21-49 percent of the total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5 Developed Open Space
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas with a mixture of some constructed materials, but mostly vegetation in the form of lawn grasses. This subclass includes parks, lawns, athletic fields, golf courses, and natural grasses occurring around airports and industrial sites. Impervious surfaces account for less than 20 percent of total cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6 Cultivated Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes herbaceous (cropland) and woody (e.g., orchards, nurseries, and vineyards) cultivated lands.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7 Pasture/Hay
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by grasses, legumes or grass-legume mixtures planted for livestock grazing or the production of seed or hay crops.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8 Grassland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Dominated by naturally occurring grasses and non-grasses (forbs) that are not fertilized, cut, tilled, or planted regularly.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9 Deciduous Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas dominated by single stemmed, woody vegetation unbranched 0.6 to 1 meter above the ground and having a height greater than 5 meters and cover more than 20% of land area. More than 75 percent of the tree species shed foliage simultaneous in response to seasonal change.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10 Evergreen Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes areas in which more than 67 percent of the trees remain green throughout the year. Both coniferous and broad-leaved evergreens are included in this category. Trees must be taller than 5 meters and more than 20% of the land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 11 Mixed Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Contains all forested areas in which both evergreen and deciduous trees are growing and neither predominate. Trees must be taller than 5 meters and more than 20% of the land cover.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12 Scrub/Shrub
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Areas dominated by woody vegetation less than 5 meters in height. This class includes true shrubs, young trees, and trees or shrubs that are small or stunted because of environmental conditions. Includes both evergreen and deciduous scrub.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13 Palustrine Forested Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation greater than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation less than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all non-tidal wetlands dominated by persistent emergents, emergent mosses, or lichens, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16 Estuarine Forest Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation greater than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is above 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all tidal wetlands dominated by woody vegetation less than or equal to 5 meters in height, and all such wetlands that occur in tidal areas in which salinity due to ocean-derived salts is above 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by erect, rooted, herbaceous hydrophytes (excluding mosses and lichens) that are present for most of the growing season in most years. Perennial plants usually dominate these wetlands. All water regimes are included except those that are subtidal and irregularly exposed.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 19 Unconsolidated Shore
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Characterized by substrates lacking vegetation except for pioneering plants that become established during brief periods when growing conditions are favorable. Erosion and deposition by waves and currents produce a number of landforms, such as beaches, bars, and flats, all of which are included in this class.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20 Bare Land
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Composed of bare soil, rock, sand, silt, gravel, or other earthen material with little or no vegetation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21 Open Water
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes all areas of open water with less than 25 percent cover of vegetation or soil.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22 Palustrine Aquatic Bed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes wetlands and deepwater habitats dominated by plants that grow principally on or below the surface of the water for most of the growing season in most years. Salinity due to ocean-derived salts is below 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes widespread and diverse Algal Beds in the Marine and Estuarine Systems, where they occupy substrates characterized by a wide range of sediment depths and textures. They occur in both the Subtidal and Intertidal Subsystems and may grow to depths of 30 m (98 feet). This includes kelp forests. Salinity due to ocean-derived salts is equal to or above 0.5 ppt.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24 Tundra
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes treeless cover beyond the latitudinal limit of the boreal forest in pole-ward regions and above the elevation range of the boreal forest in high mountains.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Enumerated_Domain_Value: 25 Snow/Ice
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Includes persistent snow and ice that persist for greater portions of the year.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Dobson, J. et al, NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP): Guidance for Regional Implementation, NOAA Technical Report NMFS 123, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 1995.
Attribute:
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