1998 Hurricane Mitch Honduras Habitat Data for the Gulf of Fonseca
Entry ID: usgs_nwrc_gulfoffoneseca

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of digital data describing wetland and upland habitats
in the southern coastal areas of Honduras affected by Hurricane Mitch in
October 1998. The data set includes specifically the municipalities of San
Lorenzo, Nacaome, Amapala and Choluteca. Wetlands were classified using the
Cowardin, et al., wetland classification scheme to the level of salinity
modifiers. Uplands were classified using a customized classification scheme
which can be cross-referenced to Anderson, et al.,.

The purpose of the dataset is to provide habitat information for restoration
and management effects.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 13.59   S: 13.22   E: -87.11   W: -87.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center
Dataset Title: 1998 Hurricane Mitch Honduras Habitat Data for the Gulf of Fonseca
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Lafayette, Louisiana
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD, National Wetlands Research Center
Data Presentation Form: Digital vector data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .61 meters
Longitude Resolution: .61 meters
Quality The attribute accuracy was tested using several methods during the data
development phases and completion. During the interpretation phase, quality
checks were performed at every stage. At the digitizing phase, data was tested
by manual comparison of the source with hard copy printouts and/or symbolized
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Access Constraints It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the
distributor described above or from another USGS Biological Resources
Division server and not indirectly through other sources which may
have changed the data in some way. The distributor makes no claims as
to the data's suitability for other purposes.
Use Constraints Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research
Center as a data source would be appreciated in products developed from these
data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices
for data source is expected by users of this data. Sharing new data
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Spatial Data and Metadata Server, National Wetlands Research Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sdms.cr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: LARRY HANDLEY
Phone: 337-266-8691
Fax: 337-266-8513
Email: larry_handley at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division,
National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd
City: Lafayette
Province or State: Louisiana
Postal Code: 70506
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 337-266-8691
Fax: 337-266-8513
Email: larry_handley at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division,
National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd
City: Lafayette
Province or State: Louisiana
Postal Code: 70506
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-11
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-06-29
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