SVANHAB.PAT: COLUMN ITEM NAME WIDTH OUTPUT TYPE N.DEC ALTERNATE NAME 1 AREA 4 12 F 3 5 PERIMETER 4 12 F 3 9 SVANHAB# 4 5 B - 13 SVANHAB-ID 4 5 B - 17 MEGA_ID 1 1 C - 18 BOTTOM_ID 1 1 C - 19 GEO_UNIT 8 8 C - 27 MSO_MRC_ID 8 8 C - 35 MDFR_ID 8 8 C - 43 CODE 8 8 C -Attributes 6-8 are benthic habitat classification attributes: megahabitat, bottom induration, meso-macrohabitat, and modifiers from Green and others, 1999. CODE is a combination of the habitat attributes. MEGA_ID is usually S for Shelf, but may be F for basin or canyon flank. BOTTOM_ID is h for hard bottom, m for mixed hard and soft bottom, or s for soft sediment bottom MSO_MRC_ID is based on visual observations of kelp (k), sand waves (w) and other macrohabitats described in Greene and others 1999. MDFR_ID are modifiers to describe the texture or lithology of the seafloor such as f for fractured.
Thanks to the Staff of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, the crew of the NOAA R/V Ballena, the crew of the NOAA R/V McArthur, and the crew of the UCSD R/V Sproul.
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|Data format:||The SHP file contains the geospatial data. The SHX file contains the index of the geospatial data. The DBF file contains the attribute data in dBase format. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The AVL file contains the legend information (optional). The SBN and SBX files contain the spatial index of the geospatial data (optional). The XML file contains the metadata describing the data set <data set name>.shp.xml. An ASCII version of the metadata file. A browse graphic showing the data layer coverage and extent (optional). in format shapefile (version 3.3) ESRI Shapefile format Size: 0.042|
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