NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) 2010 Forest Fragmentation Data - Coastal United States

Metadata Updated: November 27, 2019

The NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) produces national standardized land cover and change products for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring changes in these habitats, on a one-to-five year repeat cycle. The timeframe for this metadata is reported as 2006-Era, but the actual dates of the Landsat imagery used to create the land cover may have been acquired a few years before or after each era. These maps are developed utilizing Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery, and can be used to track changes in the landscape through time. This trend information gives important feedback to managers on the success or failure of management policies and programs and aid in developing a scientific understanding of the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. This understanding allows for the prediction of impacts due to these changes and the assessment of their cumulative effects, helping coastal resource managers make more informed regional decisions. NOAA C-CAP is a contributing member to the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics consortium and C-CAP products are included as the coastal expression of land cover within the National Land Cover Database.

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Metadata Date March 13, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 29, 2014 (publication)
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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 13, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 29, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. | Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Bbox East Long -66.01
Bbox North Lat 51.07
Bbox South Lat 22.6
Bbox West Long -129.64
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48342
Harvest Object Id a93f3540-1eab-4bdd-af9e-591459adb2e4
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2009-01-20
Temporal Extent End 2011-11-11

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