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Radartidalflats: Sediment characteristics of tidal flats in Westerschelde, The Netherlands, obtained from space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) [Sedimentkarakteristieken van getijdenplaten te Westerschelde verkregen via satelliet "Synthetic Aperture Radar" (SAR)]
Citation
van der Wal D. 2005: Sediment characteristics of tidal flats in Valkenisse, The Netherlands, obtained from space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at http://data.nioo.knaw.nl/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=1214

Archived data

Archived file:
Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

Description
Information on sediment characteristics is required for habitat mapping and for assessing the distribution of macrobenthos. This dataset contains data on a range of sediment characteristics, obtained from satellite imagery.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Habitat, Intertidal flats, Satellite imagery, Sediment, Sediment analysis, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Everingen, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Lage Springer, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Molenplaat, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Plaat van Walsoorden, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Platen van Ossenisse, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Platen van Valkenisse, ANE, Scheldt Estuary

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Everingen [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Lage Springer [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Molenplaat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Plaat van Walsoorden [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Platen van Ossenisse [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Platen van Valkenisse [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 March 2003 - 13 June 2005

Parameters
19'-Butanoyloxyfucoxanthin , 19'-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin, Alloxanthin, Alpha-Carotene, Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll a + allomer/isomer chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Chlorophyll c1+2 , D10 percentile for grainsize (Malvern), D90 percentile for grainsize (Malvern), Diadinoxanthin, Diatoxanthin, Fine sand fraction; PHI 3 - 2; 125-250 mu, Fucoxanthin, Lutein, Median grainsize D50 from Malvern in mu, Median grainsize D50 from Malvern in PHI, Medium sand fraction; PHI 2 - 1; 250-500 mu, Neoxanthin, Peridinin, Phaeophorbide a, Phaeophytin a, Silt % <16 mu, Silt % <50 mu, Silt % <63 mu; PHI > 4, Specific surface area, Standard deviation, Sum Phaeophorbide's a, Sum Phaeophytin's a, Very Fine sand fraction; PHI 4 - 3; 63-125 mu, Violaxanthin, Zeaxanthin

Contributor
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner

Publication
Based on this dataset:
van der Wal, D. et al. (2005). Characterisation of surface roughness and sediment texture of intertidal flats using ERS SAR imagery. Remote Sens. Environ. 98(1): 96-109, more
van der Wal, D. et al. (2004). Space-borne synthetic aperture radar of intertidal flat surfaces as a basis for predicting benthic macrofauna distribution. EARSeL eProc. 3(1): 26-33, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-04-12
Information last updated: 2013-05-15
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