The Salton Sea Atlas

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Originator: The Redlands Institute at the University of Redlands
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: The Salton Sea Atlas
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California
Publisher: ESRI
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ISBN: 1-58948-043-0, 132 pages
Online_Linkage: http://store.esri.com/esri/showdetl.cfm?SID=2&Product_ID=138&Category_ID=36
Description:
Abstract:
The Salton Sea Atlas is a comprehensive collection of maps and information about the Salton Sea, arranged with the intent to illustrate the environmental, cultural and ecological processes affecting the sea. Diagrams, text, photos, charts, and maps are used to document the social and physical history of the area, as well as the current state of the surrounding region. Innovative tools and methods, including geographic information systems (GIS) were used to communicate complex spatial relationships among principal factors influencing the sea. Researchers, scientists, and policy makers will use this information resource to make better-informed decisions about the fate of the sea and its natural environment. California's Salton Sea is a nexus of the forces of nature and the momentum of human civilization. Formed by the 1905 flooding of the Colorado River into a depression in the low Sonoran Desert, and believed by some observers to be temporary phenomenon destined to waste away, this great inland sea has nevertheless survived the 20th century and evolved into a rich and complex, yet fragile ecosystem, as well as the crown jewel of avian biodiversity in the state. As one of the nation?s most productive fishing spots and as a temporary home for literally hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, the sea is considered by many a vital natural resource worthy of protection. Steadily increasing runoff from large agricultural operations on the surrounding land, however, now threatens the delicate chemical balance of the sea, and, consequently, the entire ecosystem. These competing forces have set the stage for a political and environmental drama being played out in Congress, state and local governments, businesses and citizen organizations of every description?an exemplary drama for every one involved in one of the most important new battlegrounds of the 21st century: water. The Salton Sea Atlas is the benchmark reference for the sea that brings together much of what is known about this complex and controversial environment. Groundbreaking in its visual presentation of the surprisingly interwoven story, the Atlas is also the most comprehensive scientific, historical, and physical representation of this unique region ever published. Using cutting-edge geographic information systems technology, vast (and otherwise unmanageable) amounts of data were transformed into multi-layered, multi-themed maps that are as visually compelling as they are revelatory of the hidden nature of the Sea and its landscape.
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.2
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -115.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > SALINE LAKES
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Maps
Theme_Keyword: Information
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Processes
Theme_Keyword: Cultural Processes
Theme_Keyword: Ecological Processes
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > SALTON SEA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRI REPRESENTATIVE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ESRI's GIS Bookstore
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-447-9778
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI > Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Contact_Person: ESRI REPRESENTATIVE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ESRI's GIS Bookstore
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-447-9778
Resource_Description: ri_saltonseaatlas
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Book
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esri.com/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://store.esri.com/esri/showdetl.cfm?SID=2&Prod...
Access_Instructions:
Purchase the Salton Sea Atlas.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.esri.com/esripress/display/index.cfm?fu...
Access_Instructions:
Salton Sea Atlas Home Page.
Fees: $79.95
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030826
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040826
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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