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Coverage moose_hydro Water-Quality Assessment of the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska Hydrography - Moose Creek near Palmer Bed sediment and tissue site.

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Emily Creely, Tim Brabets
Publication_Date: 19991126
Title:
Coverage moose_hydro Water-Quality Assessment of the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska Hydrography - Moose Creek near Palmer Bed sediment and tissue site.
Edition: (Version 1.0, February 18, 1999)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: None
Issue_Identification: None
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey Scale_Denominator: 63,360
Online_Linkage: <URL:<https://agdc.usgs.gov/>

Description:
Abstract:

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program's Cook
Inlet Basin study unit is an integrated water-quality assess-
ment designed to address a broad array of water-quality proper-
ties at various spatial and temporal scales. These properties
are then related to natural and human factors that can influence
the quality of water. Moose Creek near Palmer, located in the
central part of the Cook Inlet Basin, is one of 15 sites selected
for study.

Purpose:

The purpose of this data set is to give the Cook Inlet NAWQA study unit the information needed to do basic spatial analysis for a given watershed within the Cook Inlet Basin. Hydrography of Moose Creek near Palmer that is entered into a Geographic Information System (GIS) can be used to determine hydrologic features such as number and percent of lakes in a basin. In turn, these characteristics can than be used as input to hydrologic runoff models or regression equations to estimate water quality parameters such as annual suspended-sediment loads.

Supplemental_Information:
Procedures_Used The hydrography of the 1:63,360 USGS quadrangles which comprise Moose Creek near Palmer were obtained in digital form from the USGS National Mapping Division. Each quadrangle was projected into an Albers Equal Area projection with the following parameters:

Projection ALBERS Units METERS Spheroid CLARKE1866 Datum NAD27 Parameters: 1st standard parallel 55 00 00 2nd standard parallel 65 00 00 central meridian -154 00 00 latitude of projection's origin 50 00 00 false easting (meters) 0.0000 false northing (meters) 0.0000

The quadrangles were then edgematched and joined to form a single coverage. Using the basin boundary of the Moose Creek Basin and the ARC/INFO CLIP command, the hydrography of the Moose Creek near Palmer basin was created. Polygon topology was then created and labels added. The attribute WATBOD was used to distinguish glaciers, lakes, and gravel bars. A value of 1 indicates a lake, a value of 2 indicates a gravel bar, and a value of 3 indicates a glacier.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19991126
Currentness_Reference: N/A

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned.

Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -149.10448309
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.91238912
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.90213944
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.67751816

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrography, NAWQA, Cook Inlet, BST Sites, BFS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, Moose Creek

Access_Constraints: NONE

Use_Constraints: For use at scales of 1:63,360 or smaller

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tim Brabets
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Hydrologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 4230 University Drive, Suite 201
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7105
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907-786-7150
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (tbrabets@usgs.gov)

Data_Set_Credit: N/A

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
dgux, 5.4R3.10, AViiON UNIX ARC/INFO version 7.1.1

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Emily Creely, Tim Brabets
Publication_Date: 19991126
Title: Hydrography - Moose Creek near Palmer
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: N/A
Issue_Identification: N/A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <URL:https://agdc.usgs.gov/>


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: N/A

Logical_Consistency_Report: Polygon topology present.

Completeness_Report: N/A

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Digitized from 1:63,360 USGS topographic maps

Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
First draft of metadata created by tbrabets using FGDCMETA.AML ver. 1.31 10/16/98 on ARC/INFO data set /projects/proj_sled/naw_24/moose_hydro
Process_Date: 19991126


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 32
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 137
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 33


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 55
Standard_Parallel: 65
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50
False_Easting: 0.00000
False_Northing: 0.00000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1.0
Ordinate_Resolution: 1.0
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:


MOOSE_HYDRO.PAT:

COLUMN   ITEM NAME        WIDTH OUTPUT  TYPE N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME
    1  AREA                   8    18     F      5
    9  PERIMETER              8    18     F      5
   17  MOOSE_HYDRO#           4     5     B      -
   21  MOOSE_HYDRO-ID         4     5     B      -
   25  WATBOD                 1     1     I      -
WATBOD = 1 is a lake, = 3 is a glacier.

MOOSE_HYDRO.AAT:

COLUMN   ITEM NAME        WIDTH OUTPUT  TYPE N.DEC  ALTERNATE NAME
    1  FNODE#                 4     5     B      -
    5  TNODE#                 4     5     B      -
    9  LPOLY#                 4     5     B      -
   13  RPOLY#                 4     5     B      -
   17  LENGTH                 8    18     F      5
   25  MOOSE_HYDRO#           4     5     B      -
   29  MOOSE_HYDRO-ID         4     5     B      -


Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Alaska District Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4230 University Drive, Suite 201
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7100
Contact_Instructions: Contact via email
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tbrabets@usgs.gov

Distribution_Liability:

Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data.

The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this data, software, or related materials.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19991126
Metadata_Review_Date: 19991126
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Tim Brabets
Contact_Position: Hydrologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 4230 University Drive, Suite 201
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99508
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7105
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907-786-7150
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: (tbrabets@usgs.gov)
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata ("CSDGM version 2")
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none


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