nanphab Fields: NAME ALIAS TYPE LENGTH PRECISION SCALE NUMBER_FORMAT ID ID Double 10 10 0 Numeric GRIDCODE GRIDCODE Double 10 10 0 Numeric CODE CODE String 10 10 0 - MEGA_ID MEGA_ID String 5 0 0 - MSO_MRC_ID MSO_MRC_ID String 5 0 0 - MDFR_ID MDFR_ID String 5 0 0 - BOTTOM_ID BOTTOM_ID String 5 0 0 - GEO_UNIT GEO_UNIT String 50 0 0 - Area Area Double 19 18 11 NumericBenthic 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 are visual observations when sand waves (w) were observed. These macrohabitats described in Greene and others 1999. MDFR_ID are modifiers to describe the texture or lithology of the seafloor and appear in the code preceded by an underscore (_). Including; fractured (_f), differently eroded (_d), kelp (_k), and limestone (_l)
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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: 29.7|
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