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Backscatter grid of the hummock patch in central Darling Road survey area of Jervis Bay

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.


Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703015317

Title: Backscatter grid of the hummock patch in central Darling Road survey area of Jervis Bay


Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia

Jurisdiction: Australia


Description

Abstract:

Geoscience Australia carried out marine surveys in Jervis Bay (NSW) in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (GA303, GA305, GA309, GA312) to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through colocated sampling of surface sediments (for textural and biogeochemical analysis) and infauna, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video and stills photography, and measurement of ocean tides and wavegenerated currents. Data and samples were acquired using the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Research Vessel Kimbla. Bathymetric mapping, sampling and tide/wave measurement were concentrated in a 3x5 km survey grid (named Darling Road Grid, DRG) within the southern part of the Jervis Bay, incorporating the bay entrance. Additional sampling and stills photography plus bathymetric mapping along transits was undertaken at representative habitat types outside the DRG. darlingrd_1m is an ArcGIS layer of the backscatter grid of the Darling Road survey area produced from the processed EM3002 and EM3002D backscatter data of the survey area using the CMST-GA MB Process

ANZLIC search words:

  • GEOSCIENCES Mapping
  • MARINE

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA EXCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUS - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 150.7 -35, 150.9 -35, 150.9 -35.2, 150.7 -35.2, 150.7 -35,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -35 °
South bounding latitude: -35.2 °
East bounding longitude: 150.9 °
West bounding longitude: 150.7 °

Data currency

Beginning date: 2010-10-20

Ending date: 2010-12-20


Dataset status

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Access

Stored data format:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-grid ArcInfo grid
Available format type:
DIGITAL - ArcGIS-grid ArcInfo grid

Access constraints:

This material is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

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Data quality

Lineage:

The grid values are basically the average values of the processed backscatter point data within each grid cell of predefined size

Positional accuracy:

Inherited from raw data in which C-NAV system was used to provide geographical postion with a manufacturer accuracy of 10 cm RMS. Inherited from raw data in which Applanix system was used to provide roll and pitch, and heave with manufacturer accuracies for roll and pitch are 0.05 deg. RMS, and manufacturer accuracy for heave is 5 cm.

Attribute accuracy:

The accuracy is high but it is cell size dependent. Note that the water depth dictates the cell size.

Logical Consistency:

All procedures, steps and software involved in producing a backscatter grid are similar

Completeness:

Completed


Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address: sales@ga.gov.au

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08


Additional metadata

Metadata reference XHTML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703015317.html

Metadata reference XML: http://www.ga.gov.au/meta/ANZCW0703015317.xml

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Authors:Geoscience Australia
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