SNOTEL

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Publication_Date: 20100726
Title: SNOTEL
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\ds.fs.fed.us\EFS\FS\Reference\GIS\r06_rrs\Data\Hydro.gdb
Description:
Abstract:
The SNOTEL feature class contains point corporate data which depicts Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) sites. This feature class is a product of the Pacific Northwest Region Coverage to Geodatabase Conversion Project in an effort to standardize data throughout the Region.
Purpose:
Corporate data contained within the SNOTEL feature class is intended for spatial display and analysis purposes.
Supplemental_Information:
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) installs, operates, and maintains an extensive, automated system to collect snow pack and related climatic data in the Western United States called SNOTEL (for SNOwpack TELemetry). Climate studies, air and water quality investigations, and resource management planning are all served by the SNOTEL network. The high-elevation watershed locations and the broad coverage of the network provide data collection opportunities to planners, researchers, water managers, and emergency managers. For more information visit: Oregon <http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/siteinfo/or_metadata.html> Washington <http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/siteinfo/wa_metadata.html>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20100726
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -123.390809
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.280875
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.926232
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.036544
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydro
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Snowpack Telemetry
Theme_Keyword: SNOTEL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest Region
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The USDA Forest Service makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the content; and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents or hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the USDA Forest Service.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Park
Contact_Organization:
Wild Rivers Ranger District, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: Forest Hydrologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 2164 Northeast Spalding Ave.
City: Grants Pass
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97526-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (541) 471-9791
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cpark@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Publication_Date: 20100726
Title: SNOTEL
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20100726
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SNOTEL
Source_Contribution: Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) sites.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Import coverage feature class in to geodatabase feature class during the R6 Coverage to Geodatabase project
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: SNOTEL
Process_Date: 20100726
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: SNOTEL
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ed Hall
Contact_Organization:
Data Resource Management, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 18782 North Umpqua Hwy
City: Glide
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97443-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (541) 957-3448
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehall@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 14

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 43.000000
Standard_Parallel: 48.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 34.000000
False_Easting: 600000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000100
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: SNOTEL
Entity_Type_Definition:
Point feature class represents Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) sites.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Pacific Northwest Region Coverage to Geodatabase Conversion Project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_ID
Attribute_Definition: Assigned site identification label.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Assigned site name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REV_DATE
Attribute_Definition: Date of feature creation or latest update.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Date
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The Revision Date Field is populated with the compilation date for the feature. Tasks associated with each revision should be documented in the process steps of theme-based metadata.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_SOURCE
Attribute_Definition: Feature data source code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 01
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Original CFF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 02
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: GPS-Uncorrected Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 03
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: GPS-Differentially Corrected Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 04
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: GPS Survey Grade and Sub-meter
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 05
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Resurvey Plat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 06
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Photogrammetric Compilation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 07
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Digitized From Hardcopy PBS/SEQ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 08
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Digitized From Hardcopy Orthophoto Quad
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 09
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Automated Lands Project (ALP)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Digitized Other
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 21
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Cadastral Information
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 22
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Cadastral Information
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 23
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other Agency Digital
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 24
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Remote Sensing Data-Base Level
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 31
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Remote Sensing Data-Mid Level
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 32
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Remote Sensing Data-Broad Level
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 33
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Remote Sensing Data-National Level
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCURACY
Attribute_Definition:
Distance (+/-), in dataset distance units, of expected difference between feature and real world object locations.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Number (6,2)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The accuracy field is populated with the root mean square error (RMS) value representing the overall geolocational accuracy of features in the dataset. RMS is determined from one of several sources.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Forest Service Feature Level Metadata Standard

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ed Hall
Contact_Organization:
Data Resource Management, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 18782 North Umpqua Hwy
City: Glide
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97443-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (541) 957-3448
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehall@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Resource_Description: Resource information for Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) sites.
Distribution_Liability:
The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limitations of geospatial data in general, and these data in particular. The USDA Forest Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USDA Forest Service, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on another system, or for general or scientific purposes; nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110406
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ed Hall
Contact_Organization:
Data Resource Management, Pacific Northwest Region, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical
Address: 18782 North Umpqua Hwy
City: Glide
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97443-
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (541) 957-3448
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: ( ) -
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehall@fs.fed.us
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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