Offshore Marine Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1998.
Title: Offshore Marine Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/marinezones/offshorezones.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Offshore marine forecasts are subdivided by zone, each identified by text description and a Universal Generic Code (UGC). These forecasts are prepared by the Marine Prediction Center (MPC), Tropical Prediction Center, Honolulu Forecast Office and Anchorage Forecast Office.
Purpose:
To deliniate the offshore zones for the use in creating offshore marine forecasts.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1997
Currentness_Reference: Current
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -188.500000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.980149
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.000000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 6.987101
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Place:
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/OSt
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: 20904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 140
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This is a polygon shapefile built with ArcView 3.2. The number of polygons in the data set match the number of zones.
Completeness_Report: This data is presumed to be complete and up to date.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Marine Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/marinezones/marinezones>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For zones adjoinging coastal marine zones, a buffer was created to follow coastal zones out to the specified distance. In the Alantic, specific latitude/longitude points were specified by MPC to delineate the easternmost corner of each zone. The western boundary was created by "unioning" the outer coastal marine zones to the offshore zones.
Process_Date: 2002
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: 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

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: 25

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: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Offshore Marine Zones
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: Identifer of zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WFO
Attribute_Definition: Identifier of organization responsible for forecast to the zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of centroid of zone
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of centroid of zone

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.067

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071003
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Contact_Person:
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
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
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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