Distance to Nearest Coastline: 0.01-Degree Grid


A global data set of distances from the nearest coastline. Negative distances represent locations over land (including land-locked bodies of water), while positive distances represent the ocean. NASA's Ocean Color Group generated this data set using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) software package. Distances were computed with GMT using its intermediate-resolution coastline and then gridded globally at a spatial resolution of 0.04 degrees. Bilinear interpolation was then applied to increase the spatial resolution to 0.01 degrees. There is an uncertainty of up to 1 km in the computed distance at any given point.

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  • OPeNDAP
Distributor NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Ocean Color Group
Point of Contact Dr. Richard P. Stumpf
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Ocean Color Group
richard.stumpf@noaa.gov
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Originator Dr. Richard P. Stumpf
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Ocean Color Group
richard.stumpf@noaa.gov
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Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2012-03-19
issued: 2012-03-19
revision: 2012-03-19
creation: 2012-03-19
issued: 2012-03-19
revision: 2012-03-19
creation: 2012-03-19
issued: 2012-03-19
revision: 2012-03-19
creation: 2012-03-19
issued: 2012-03-19
revision: 2012-03-19
creation: 2012-03-19
issued: 2012-03-19
revision: 2012-03-19
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations
Time Period 2009-06-01T00:00:00Z to 2009-06-01T00:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 90.0° S: -89.99° E: 179.99001° W: -180.0°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Process > Shorelines

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > Data Analysis

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • Not Applicable > Not Applicable

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • latitude
  • longitude

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Lineage Statement Downloaded GeoTIFF from NASA/GSFC and converted to NetCDF by J. Maurer (03/2012)