Digital Bathymetric Data Base - Variable Resolution (DBDB-V) Version 2.0

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Naval Oceanographic Office
Publication_Date:
Unknown
Title:
Digital Bathymetric Data Base - Variable Resolution (DBDB-V) Version 2.0
Description:
Abstract:
The Digital Bathymetric Data Base - Variable Resolution (DBDB-V) is combination of different resolution gridded bathymetric data bases. Ocean depths in meters are provided at grid spacings of 0.5, 1, 2, and 5 arc minutes. Data coverage for the different bathymetric grid resolutions is inclusive for areas of overlap. At any specific geographic position there may be one or more grid resolutions that apply. Maintenance and update of DBDB-V will focus on 0.5 arc minute and finer resolution bathymetric grids. The geographic coverage of the 5-minute gridded bathymetry includes all ocean areas and adjacent seas above 78 degrees South latitude to 90 degrees North latitude. The geographic coverage of the 2-minute gridded bathymetry includes: the Mediterranean Sea including the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea; the Red Sea; the Persian Gulf; the Gulf of Aden west of 50 degrees East longitude; the Gulf of Oman north of 23 degrees North latitude and west of 70 degrees East longitude; and an area encompassing the Bay of Biscay, Gulf of Cadiz, and the Atlantic approaches to the Straits of Gibralter bounded by 10 degrees West longitude, 30 degrees North latitude, and 48 degrees North latitude. The geographic coverage of the 1-minute gridded bathymetry includes: the Mediterranean Sea including the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea; an area of the Baltic Sea bounded by 15 degrees East longitude, 25 degrees East longitude, 54 degrees North latitude and 60 degrees North latitude; the Atlantic approaches to the Straits of Gibralter bounded by 10 degrees West longitude, 35 degrees North latitude and 40 degrees North latitude; and an area of the eastern Pacific bounded by the west coasts of Mexico and the United States, 140 degrees West longitude, 29 degrees North latitude and 45 degrees North latitude. The geographic extent of the 0.5-minute gridded bathymetry is selectively dispersed areas of the world.
Purpose:
The Digital Bathymetric Data Base - Variable Resolution (DBDB-V) was developed by the Naval Oceanographic Office to Support the generation of bathymetric chart products and to provide ocean floor depth data to be integrated with other geophysical and environmental parameters for ocean modeling.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
Unknown
Ending_Date:
Present
Currentness_Reference:
Static over time
Status:
Progress:
Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:
-180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate:
180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate:
90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate:
-60.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Theme_Keyword:
Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword:
Water depth
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Place_Keyword:
Global Ocean
Place_Keyword:
World wide
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Master Environmental Library (MEL) Location Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
Arctic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Central North Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Place_Keyword:
Eastern Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Indian Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Mediterranean Sea
Place_Keyword:
North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
North Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Persian Gulf
Place_Keyword:
Sargasso Sea
Place_Keyword:
South Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
South Indian Ocean
Place_Keyword:
South Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Southern Indian Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Southern Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Southern Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Western Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
Western Mediterranean Sea
Place_Keyword:
Western Pacific Ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Naval Oceanographic Office Standard Ocean Areas
Place_Keyword:
Adriatic Sea
Place_Keyword:
Aegean Sea
Place_Keyword:
Alboran Sea
Place_Keyword:
Andaman Sea
Place_Keyword:
Arabian Gulf
Place_Keyword:
Arabian Sea
Place_Keyword:
ATL Equatorial
Place_Keyword:
Baltic Sea
Place_Keyword:
Banda Sea
Place_Keyword:
Bay of Bengal
Place_Keyword:
Bay of Biscay
Place_Keyword:
Bering Sea
Place_Keyword:
Black Sea
Place_Keyword:
Cabot Strait
Place_Keyword:
Caribbean Sea
Place_Keyword:
Celebes Sea
Place_Keyword:
Central Med
Place_Keyword:
Denmark Strait
Place_Keyword:
East Barents Sea
Place_Keyword:
East China Sea
Place_Keyword:
Eastern Med
Place_Keyword:
EPAC Equatorial
Place_Keyword:
Global
Place_Keyword:
Greenland Sea
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Alaska
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Cadiz
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of California
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Oman
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Panama
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of St Lawrence
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Tehuantepec
Place_Keyword:
Gulf of Venezuela
Place_Keyword:
Irish Sea
Place_Keyword:
Kara Sea
Place_Keyword:
Labrador Sea
Place_Keyword:
Makassar Strait
Place_Keyword:
North Norwegian Sea
Place_Keyword:
Onslow Bay
Place_Keyword:
Philippine Sea
Place_Keyword:
Red Sea
Place_Keyword:
Sea of Japan
Place_Keyword:
Sea of Okhotsk
Place_Keyword:
SOCAL
Place_Keyword:
South China Sea
Place_Keyword:
South Norwegian Sea
Place_Keyword:
Strait of Gibraltar
Place_Keyword:
Strait of Hormuz
Place_Keyword:
Straits of Florida
Place_Keyword:
Sulu Sea
Place_Keyword:
Taiwan Strait
Place_Keyword:
Tasman Sea
Place_Keyword:
Timor Sea
Place_Keyword:
US Gulf Coast
Place_Keyword:
US Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword:
US Mid Atlantic
Place_Keyword:
West Barents Sea
Place_Keyword:
Western Med
Place_Keyword:
WPAC Equatorial
Place_Keyword:
Yellow Sea
Access_Constraints:
None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Naval Oceanographic Office
Contact_Position:
Commanding Officer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
Mailing and Physical Address
Address:
Building 1002
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39522-5001
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
228-688-5160
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
228-688-4440
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System:
none
Security_Classification:
Unclassified. Approved for Public Release
Security_Handling_Description:
none
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:
DBDBV_parameters
Entity_Type_Definition:
Parameters and units reported in the data record(s) of a DBDBV data file.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Tactical Oceanography Wide Area Network
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
depth
Attribute_Definition:
The vertical distance from the surface of the water.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
none
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
0.00000
Range_Domain_Maximum:
12000.00000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
lat
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Tactical Oceanography Wide Area Network
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
-84.00000
Range_Domain_Maximum:
90.00000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
lon
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Tactical Oceanography Wide Area Network
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
-180.00000
Range_Domain_Maximum:
180.00000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
decimal degrees
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
ASCII output for TOWAN data uses the TOWAN Data Format (TDF). Each TDF file contains both header record(s) and data record(s). The header section of the data file contains general information about the data set. The data records immediately follow the header records. Variables described in the data records include: *** lat - latitude (decimal deg); *** lon - longitude (decimal deg); *** num_lvls - number of profile points (or levels) at this location; *** parm_1 - first parameter of this data set as defined in the document TOWAN Data Sets; *** parm_2 - second parameter of this data set as defined in the document TOWAN Data Sets; *** parm_n - last parameter (where n = P value of header line 1) of this data set as defined in the document TOWAN Data Sets. Point, Area, and Track data have slightly different formats. For TOWAN Data Format (TDF) documentation contact TOWAN Data Base Administrator (DBA), Naval Research Laboratory Detachment, Code 7183 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-5004. Email: towan.dba@nrlssc.navy.mil
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Tactical Oceanography Wide Area Network, TOWAN Data Format (TDF), Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center, Code 7180 (http://www7180.nrlssc.navy.mil/)
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Data Base Description for Digital Bathymetry Data Base - Variable Resolution (DBDB-V), Version 1.0, March 1996
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
Mailing and Physical Address
Address:
Building 1100
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
NCDDC_Access_Process:
NCDDC_Resource:
oceanographic/TOWAN/dbdbv
Gateway_Information:
Gateway_Type:
Data Exchange Infrastructure
Additional_Information_URL:
dbdbvQS.jsp
Gateway_Resource:
Gateway_Identification:
TOWAN
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
20020625
Metadata_Review_Date:
20040129
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical address
Address:
Building 1100
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcmetadata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
none
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System:
none
Metadata_Security_Classification:
Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description:
none
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage:
http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/docs/ncddcmdprofile.pdf
Profile_Name:
Content Specification for Metadata in the National Coastal Data Development Center's Data Catalog
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