Hudson River Estuary Benthic Survey Index

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Benthic Survey Index
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Description:
Abstract:
For benthic mapping survey purposes the Hudson River Estuary was divided up into segments approximately ten nautical miles long. Surveys were conducted in each segment at different times and various kinds of data including subbottom reflection profiles, sidescan imagery, and sediment samples have unique identifiers that correspond to the survey segment.
Purpose:
Purpose of the Hudson River Benthic Mapping Project of the New York State DEC is to create a comprehensive map of the bottom of the Hudson River Estuary, its sediment distribution and habitat for species of interest. Several observational datasets including water depth (bathymetry), backscatter, subbottom profiles, sediment samples, and sediment profile imagery were collected to describe the physical environment of the estuary floor.
Supplemental_Information:
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
- Bell et al., 2006, Benthic habitat mapping in the Hudson River Estuary, in J. Levinton and J. Waldman(editors), The Hudson River Estuary, Cambridge Univ Press., pp 51-64.
- Carbotte et al., 2004, Environmental change and oyster colonization within the Hudson River estuary linked to Holocene climate, Geo-Marine Letters, 24, 212-224.
- McHugh et al., 2004, Spatial variations in a condensed interval between estuarine and open marine settings: Holocene Hudson River Estuary and adjacent continental shelf, Geology, 32 (2): 169-172.
- Nitsche et al., 2004, Process-related classification of acoustic data from the Hudson River Estuary, Marine Geology, 209(1-4): 131-145.
- Nitsche et al., 2005, Integrative acoustic mapping reveals Hudson River sediment processes and habitats, EOS 86(24), pp
- Nitsche et al., 2005, A seabed classification approach based on multiple acoustic sensors in the Hudson River Estuary, in D.M. FitzGerald and J. Knight (editors) High Resolution Morphodynamics and Sedimentary Evolution of Estuaries: Springer, pp 33-55.
- Nitsche, F.O., W.B.F. Ryan, S.M. Carbotte, R.E. Bell, A. Slagle, C. Bertinado, R. Flood, T. Kenna, C. McHugh, 2007, Regional patterns and local variations of sediment distribution in the Hudson River Estuary, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 71, 259-277.
- Pekar et al., 2004, Estuarine processes and their stratigraphic record: paleosalinity and sedimentation changes in the Hudson Estuary (North America), Marine Geology, 209(1-4): 113-129.
- Slagle, et al., 2006, Late-stage estuary infilling controlled by limited accommodation space in the Hudson River. Marine Geology, Volume 232, Issues 3-4, Pages 181-202.
- Strayer et al., 2006, Using geophysical information to define benthic habitats in a large river, Freshwater Biology 51, 25?38
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998-2003
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.10
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.68
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.76
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.60
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hudson River
Theme_Keyword: benthic surveys
Theme_Keyword: contaminants
Theme_Keyword: acoustic profiles
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: sidescan
Theme_Keyword: sand
Theme_Keyword: silt
Theme_Keyword: clay
Theme_Keyword: gravel
Theme_Keyword: cores
Theme_Keyword: SPI
Theme_Keyword: REMOTS
Theme_Keyword: habitat
Theme_Keyword: benthic
Theme_Keyword: invertebrates
Theme_Keyword: sediment
Theme_Keyword: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR)
Theme_Keyword:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
none; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University requests to be acknowledged as the originator of the data in future products or derivative research.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: John Ladd
Contact_Organization: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, NYS DEC
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Norrie Point Environmental Center
City: Staatsburg
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 12580
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 845-889-4745
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jxLadd@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Data_Set_Credit:
Robin Bell, William Ryan, Suzanne Carbotte, Frank Nitsche, Cecilia McHugh, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Hudson River Estuary Shoreline
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Hudson River Estuary Sidescan and Seismic Track Line Information
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: Hudson River Estuary Seismic Shotpoints
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS Dept Environmental Conservation
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Hudson River Estuary Sidescan and Seismic Track Navigation ascii
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Hudson River Estuary 100 KHz Sidescan Mosaics 2-meter Resolution
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Sediment Cores
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Sediment Grab Samples
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Roger Flood
Originator:
Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Sediment Penetrometer Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steven Chilrud
Originator: Tim Kenna
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Hudson River Estuary Radionuclide Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Iocco, L.E., P. Wilber, NOAA Coastal Services Center, R. Diaz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Sediment Profile Imagery VIMS/NOAA CSC
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Robert Cerrato, Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Hudson River Estuary Sediment Profile Imagery SAIC/SUNY Stony Brook
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Hudson River Estuary Seismic Profile Data SEG-Y
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Hudson River Estuary Seismic Profile Gif Images
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Hudson River Estuary Program
Issue_Identification: Benthic Mapping Project
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS Dept Environmental Conservation

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: survey index
Entity_Type_Definition:
Hudson River Estuary was divided into areas for purposes of survey and sampling
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: identifier for a given survey tile
Attribute_Definition_Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Address:
Address: 625 Broadway
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3rd Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-2750
Country: USA
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Division of Information Services, GIS Unit
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 402-9860
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 402-9031
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enterpriseGIS@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Distribution_Liability:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation provides these geographic data "as is." New York State Department of Environmental Conservation makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. New York State DEC further makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080101
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Contact_Person: Dr. Robin Bell
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 61 Rte 9W
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964-8000
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 845-365-8827
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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