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Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid: Ocean
Entry ID: dist2coast_1deg_ocean

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Abstract: A global data set of ocean distances from the nearest coastline. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with GMT using its intermediate-resolution coastline and then gridded globally at a spatial resolution of 0.04 degrees. Bilinear interpolation was then applied to increase the spatial resolution to 0.01 degrees. There is an uncertainty of up to 1 km in the computed distance at any given point.

Purpose: PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -89.99   E: 179.99   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Ocean Color Group
Dataset Title: Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid: Ocean
Data Presentation Form: OPeNDAP
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-06-01
Stop Date: 2009-06-01
Use Constraints The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
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Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System Supplemental Info
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06