Lakes of the U.S.

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 19981218
Title: Lakes of the U.S.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD, USA
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/hydro/html/lakes.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains water bodies (lakes , reservoirs and bays used by the National Weather Service (NWS).
Purpose:
To have available to NWS forecasters a data set containing water bodies that will be useful to in the creation of weather forcasts for the lakes and water bodies.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: December 1998
Currentness_Reference: Current
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.063889
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.670776
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.327827
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.847441
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Completeness_Report:
Completeness reflects the number of Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) that have inspectded or suggested changes to the data.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston VA
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: Waterbodies
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston VA
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage:
<http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/nationalatlas/hydrogm020.tar.gz>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Waterbodies
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service, Silver Spring MD
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: U.S. States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/national/html/us_state.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: States
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service, Silver Spring MD
Title: Marine Zones
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Marine Zones
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) Division of NOAA's Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment
Publication_Date: 1992
Title: NOAA Medium Resolution Shoreline
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Online_Linkage: <http://coastalgeospatial.noaa.gov/shoreline.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Shoreline
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
From the Waterbodies dataset Features whose type values were equal to "Null" or "void Area" were deleted from the dataset. Features with the label "Bays or Estuaries". "Glacier", "dry Lake", "Streams", or "Marshes and Swamps" were converted to shape files respectively (for possible future use) and deleted from the data set. For specific coastal areas of Alaska, polygons from the Marine zones data set were added to the data file. Arcs for the Great Lakes from The Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline were input into ArcInfo (ArcEdit), "dangling" arcs resolved and the coverages converted to polygons. Using the AWIPS states shape file as a "template", the U.S. shoreline of the Great Lakes polygons were adjusted to match the states shoreline. The polygon was "split" to create each of the individual Great Lakes and major rivers. The Great Lakes data set was then added to the lakes data set. Finally the Great Salt Lake was deleted from the data set and the polygon for the lake provided by the River Forecast Center at Salt Lake City was added to the data set. .
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Waterbodies
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: States
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Shoreline
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Marine Zones
Process_Date: December, 1998
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 11975

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

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Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
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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: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -178.1000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 179.7000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE
Attribute_Definition: Type of feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 21.8000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 71.3000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of the centroid of the feature
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of the centroid of the feature

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Format_Name: Shapefile
Transfer_Size: 12.939
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071010
Metadata_Review_Date: 19991209
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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