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Hawaii and Pacific Islands King Tides Project

Identification Information

Dataset Identifier:

pac_uhsg_usa_kingtides_photos

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Hawaii and Pacific Islands King Tides Project
Originator: Hawaii Sea Grant King Tides Project
Originator: Maya Walton
Publication Date: December 14, 2018

Description:

Abstract:

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program's Hawaii and Pacific Islands King Tides Project documents high water level events known as King Tides to better understand future impacts from sea level rise and other coastal hazards. King Tides provide a window into the future because today's high tides are predicted to become tomorrow's average sea levels. Citizen scientists have contributed to this free, publicly-accessible, and crowd-sourced dataset by photographing King Tides at places important to them throughout Hawaii and Oceania. Photos, observations, date, time, location, and other metadata are submitted online. This publicly-accessible online database informs research, policy, and decision making across the State of Hawaii and the wider Pacific region.

King tides are the highest astronomical tides of the year. The scientific term for a King Tide is a perigean spring tide. King Tides in the Hawaiian Islands tend to occur during the summer (e.g., July and August) and winter months (e.g., December and January) in conjunction with new moons and full moons. King Tides, or the highest high tides of the year, are a unique coastal hazard. The timing of these extreme water level events can be anticipated through the use of tidal predictions, yet their impacts (e.g., coastal flooding and inundation in low-lying areas) can have devastating consequences for coastal inhabitants, particularly when combined with severe weather or high wave events. It is a common misconception that King Tides are the result of man-made climate change. When in reality, they are not byproducts of climate change, rather they are windows for us to see what the future of sea level rise from global climate change might look like along our coastlines. With future sea level rise we can expect more frequent high tide flooding and monthly and even daily high tides exceeding coastal inundation thresholds.

When sharing these photographs, please cite this project with the following attribution:

(c) Hawaii Sea Grant King Tides Project, (year of photo). Some rights reserved. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

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.

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

West Bounding Coordinate: -177.37808
East Bounding Coordinate: 171.37315
North Bounding Coordinate: 28.21803
South Bounding Coordinate: -14.32367

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD Science Keywords
Keyword: Earth Science Climate Indicators Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators Sea Level Rise Erosion
Keyword: Earth Science Climate Indicators Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators Sea Level Rise Inundation
Keyword: Earth Science Human Dimensions Environmental Impacts
Keyword: Earth Science Human Dimensions Natural Hazards Floods
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Beaches
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Erosion
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Sea Level Rise
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Shoreline Displacement
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Shorelines
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Runup
Keyword: Earth Science Solid Earth Gemorphic Landforms/Processes Coastal Landforms Shorelines
Keyword: Earth Science Solid Earth Geomorphic Landforms/Processes Coastal Landforms Beaches

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Hawaii
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Oceania
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Central Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Central Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean South Pacific Ocean Polynesia American Samoa
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia FSM
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Guam
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Place Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Palau

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

Use Limitation: The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Hawaii Sea Grant King Tides Project

Contact Electronic Mail Address: kingtide@hawaii.edu

Data Set Credit:

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

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Browse Graphic File Name: http://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/metadata/browse/pac_uhsg_usa_kingtides_photos.png

Browse Graphic File Description:

Sample image.

Browse Graphic File Type: PNG

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Distribution Information

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Contact Electronic Mail Address: info@pacioos.org

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/PACIOOS/pac_uhsg_usa_kingtides_photos/ows?service=WFS&version=1.0.0&request=GetCapabilities

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/PACIOOS/pac_uhsg_usa_kingtides_photos/ows?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: GeoServer

Format Information Content:

This URL provides access to this dataset via GeoServer, which offers multiple output formats and an OpenLayers viewer.

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: GeoExplorer

Format Information Content:

This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoexplorer/

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: King Tides Map Viewer

Format Information Content:

This URL provides a viewer and/or data access for this dataset.

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: http://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/king-tides/map.html

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: King Tides Photo Entry Form

Format Information Content:

This URL provides a viewer and/or data access for this dataset.

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: https://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/king-tides/submit.html

Fees: None specified

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Metadata Reference Information

Metadata Date:

March 30, 2021

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Organization: Hawaii Sea Grant King Tides Project

Contact Electronic Mail Address: kingtide@hawaii.edu

Metadata Standard Name:

Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata