Summer 2004 Cape HatterasEntry ID: seamap298
Abstract: This dataset contains locational information of marine mammal, sea bird, sea turtle sightings off of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in August, 2004.
Purpose: http://www.whoi.edu/science/PO/hatterasfronts/marinemammal.html Our objective is to map the distribution of upper-trophic predators with respect to physical and biological gradients across the NC shelf. A team of observers used standardized population sampling techniques, including line-transect and strip transect methods, to survey the distribution and abundance of marine mammals, birds and ... turtles. By repeatedly surveying the study area in conjunction with physical and biological measurements from in-situ and remote-sensing platforms, we will quantify how these predators respond to changes in the oceanography of this dynamic region over short time scales (days) and across seasons (summer - winter).
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Where Current Collide website: http://www.whoi.edu/science/PO/hatterasfronts/index.html In addition to the sighting data, effort data and environmental data were recorded. This dataset, therefore, should be used with the effort data.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 371
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257224
NATIVE: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 22.214.171.1240
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David V. Fitterman Maria Deszcz-Pan
Dataset Title: Geophysical Monitoring of the Southwest Florida Coast
Dataset Release Date: 2004Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/geophys_map
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > WATER MANAGEMENT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Access Constraints The USGS does not own the data from the April 1994 survey, but rather has purchased a Federal Government-wide site license for its use. Data from the December 1994 survey can be distributed now following release by the USGS as an open-file report OFR 02-101. Data from the October 2001 survey can be distributed following release as a USGS publication.
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: The dat have no guarantees explicit or implied
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: The da have no guarantees explicit or implied
Use Constraints None with proper citation of Open-File Report 02-101.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: ASCII
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: fitter at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey P.O. Box 25046
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Fish, Johnnie E., Stewart, Mark, 1991, Hydrogeology of the Surficial Aquifer System, Dade County, Florida, USGS Water Resources Investigations Report, 90-4108, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey,
prepared in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District.
Fitterman. David, Deszcz-Pan, Maria, 199907, ... Geophysical Mapping of Saltwater Intrusion in Everglades National Park, Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Salt Lake City, UT,
International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR).
Stewart, M. A., Bhatt, T. N., Fennema, R. J., Fitterman, D. V., 2002, The Road to Flamingo: an Evaluation of Flow Pattern Alterations and Salinity Intrusion in the Lower Glades, Everglades National Park, USGS Open-File Report, OFR 02-59, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Fitterman, David V., Seszcz-Pan, Maria, 2002, Helicopter Electromagnetic Data from Everglades National Park and Surrounding Areas, Florida: Collected 9-14 December 1994, USGS Open-File Report, 02-101,
Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Fitterman, David V., Deszcz-Pan, Maria, Stoddard, Carl E., 1999, Results of Time-Domain Electromagnetic Soundings in Everglades National Park, Florida, USGS Open-File Report,
99-426, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Fitterman, D. V., ed., 1990, Developments and applications of modern airborne electromagnetic surveys, USGS Bulletin, 1925, Washington, DC, U.S. Geological Survey, in Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Workshop on Developments and Applications of Modern Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys, october 7-9, 1987.
Fitterman, D. V., Stewart. M. T., 1986, Transient electromagnetic sounding for groundwater, Geophysics,
v. 51, Tulsa, OK, Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Fitterman, D. V., Deszcz-Pan, M., 1998, Helicopter EM mapping of saltwater intrusion in Everglades National Park, Florida, Exploration Geophysics, v. 29, Tulsa, OK, Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Deszcz-Pan, M., Fitterman, D. V., Lason, V. F., 1998, Reduction of inversion errors in helicopter EM data using auxiliary information, Exploration Geophysics, v. 29, Tulsa, OK, Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Interpex Limited, 1993, TEMIX GL v. 3: Transient electromagnetic interpretation software, user's manual, Golden, CO,NInterpex Limited.
Kaufman, A. A., Keller, G. V., 1983, Frequency and Transient Sounding, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier.
Spies, B. R., Eggers, D. E., 1986, The use and misuse of apparent resistivity in electromagnetic methods, Geophysics, v. 51, Tulsa, OK, Society of Exploration Geophysics.
Fitterman, D. V., 1997, Analysis of errors in HEM bird calibration, USGS Open-File Report, 97-742, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02