NOAA Office for Coastal Management coastal bend Texas Benthic Habitat Mapping, 2006-2007 (NODC Accession 0070784)

In 2006 and 2007 the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (formerly the Coastal Services Center) purchased services to process existing digital multi-spectral imagery (ADS-40) and create digital benthic habitat data from this imagery for selected Texas coastal bend bays. The Center worked cooperatively with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas A and M University Center for Coastal Studies to develop benthic habitat data, primarily Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) for several coastal bays. This data will support the state's recently adopted Seagrass Monitoring Program which calls for regional mapping of SAV for status and trends assessment. The Center, Texas A and M, and TPWD have coordinated on the requirements of this project.

Benthic habitat vector data was generated over eight Texas Coast study areas. The geographic extent of these regions is Corpus Christi Bay - app. 356 mi2, Redfish Bay - app. 62 mi2, Aransas Bay - app. 285 mi2, Copano Bay - app. 158 mi2, Lower Laguna Madre - app. 800 mi2, Upper Laguna Madre - app. 313 mi2, Baffin Bay - app. 232 mi2, and San Antonio Bay - app. 370 mi2. Benthic habitat data was generated for all estuarine lands below mean high water within the study area. No benthic data was required for the marine side of the barrier beaches.

Data are GIS shapefiles with associated .dbf attribute tables and specific Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata for each study region. A generalized browse graphic was generated at the NODC for each region and included with these data.

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Last Updated September 18, 2017, 23:41
Created June 2, 2017, 23:44
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