Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/http/marinezones.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date:
Title: Weather Service Operations Manual (WSOM)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains polygons for Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones for the U.S. including the Great Lakes .
Purpose:
This data's primary use is for the forecasting/warning of marine areas by the National Weather Service
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1996
Ending_Date: Present
Currentness_Reference: Current
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -189.300000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 172.046218
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.600000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.045018
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Marine Zones
Theme_Keyword: coastal
Theme_Keyword: Offshore
Theme_Keyword: Great Lakes
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Place_Keyword: Great Lakes
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service/OST
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: SSMC2, 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
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/http/marinezones.htm>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were verifed by the individual Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) by inspection of the data with a GIS or by viewing a hard or software image of the data. Data was also checked by the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OS) and reports of errors received from WFO's and external users also contributed to the accuracy of the Attributes.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Testing was performed by finding the smallest polygons and determining them to be "slivers" or genuine polygons and overlaying a large polygon and combining, to find "holes' in the data. Line geometry is presumed to be topologically clean.
Completeness_Report:
The shoreline boundaries of the data is dependent on the shoreline edges of rivers and bays as delineated on a USGS DLG The edges or borders of the boundary might change as the natural land changes and WFOs /OS request changes.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
the data was created from USGS 1:2,000,000 DLG counties by creating a "buffer" and assumed to have the same horizintal accuracy of that data along the shoreline. The land position of the zone boundaries depend on the accuracy of USGS Geographic Names Server from which they are derived.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Title: Counties of the U.S.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/county/html/county.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date:
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/countiesm.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Weather Service Operations Manual (WSOM), Chapter D51, D52
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Weather Service
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Publication_Date:
Title:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher:
Online_Linkage:
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For each "break point" or control point in the header description, a latitude and longitude was found using GNIS. Using ArcView, a "buffer" was created the appropriate distance from the county database shoreline. The break point latitude/longitude values were used to "split" the buffer polygon into zone polygons.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Counties
Process_Date: 1995
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service/OST
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: SSMC2, 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
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\DOCUME~1\GRAFFM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\xmlBF.tmp

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: 376

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101::

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Marine Zones
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: ID
Attribute_Definition: Zone identifier
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WFO
Attribute_Definition: Office responsible for the zone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Full name/description of the zone
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WFO_AREA
Attribute_Definition: Logitude of centroid of zone polygon
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of centroid of zone polygon
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service/OST
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: SSMC2, 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 1240 x 114
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Zipped shapefile
Transfer_Size: 7.069
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20010417
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service/OST
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: SSMC2, 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 1240 x 114
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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