Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) for the Chesapeake Bay from Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Entry ID: VIMS_SAV_CHESBAY

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Summary
Abstract: Chesapeake Bay SAV data were mapped from black and white aerial
photography, primarily at a scale of 1:24,000. Each area of SAV was
traced onto 1:24,000 USGS quadrangles and classified into one of four
density classes by the percentage of cover as determined from the
aerial photography. The SAV beds were then digitized into an Arc/Info
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Related URL
Description: SAV Distribution Data Archive web page

Description: VIMS Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) web page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 36.0   E: -75.0   W: -78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Dataset Title: Chesapeake Bay SAV Coverage
Dataset Release Date: annual reports 1971-present
Dataset Release Place: Gloucester Point, Virginia
Dataset Publisher: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1971-01-01
Platform
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Data were collected by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and
can be attributed by including a reference to the associated annual
SAV distribution and abundance report, for example:

Distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and
tributaries and Chincoteague Bay - 1996. R. J. ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.vims.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SAV DATA ADMINISTRATOR
Phone: 804-684-7088
Email: savadmin at vims.edu
Contact Address:
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346
City: Gloucester Point
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 23062
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: varies for each year
Distribution Format: Arc/Info export; compressed in pkzip or unix tar.Z
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 804-642-7332
Fax: 804-642-7097
Email: jjorth at vims.edu
Contact Address:
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346
City: Gloucester Point
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23062
Country: USA
Publications/References
Distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and
tributaries and Chincoteague Bay - 1997. R. J. Orth, J. F. Nowak,
D. J. Wilcox, J.R. Whiting, and L. S. Nagey. Final Report U. S. EPA.
1998. 351 pp.

Distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and
tributaries and Chincoteague Bay - ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-30
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