Thank you for your interest in the Biogeography Branch's ecosystem
characterization activities. This website provides a text report, georeferenced mosaics of
aerial photographs, and benthic and land cover maps of the Salt River National Historical
Park and Ecological Preserve. The DVD format operates similarly to a CD-ROM but allows more
data to be included. Below can be found ordering information, general operating
instructions for viewing the DVD's contents, using and accessing the associated data and
maps, and obtaining additional information regarding this project. The information on this
DVD is offered in HTML format, so Internet browsing software is necessary for viewing the
DVD (see Software Installation and Requirements below for details).
How to Order:
You can order a copy of the DVD by using our internet
Click here to fill out the order form. DVD's are available at no cost. Once order requests
are received, DVD 's will be packaged and distributed in 1-2 weeks. Hard copy of the text
report is not available, but may be printed directly from the DVD.
Software Installation and Requirements:
To receive the full benefit of this DVD, a number of different software
packages are necessary. The following options are available:
Internet Browsing Software:
The information on this DVD is provided in HTML format, so Internet
browsing software is necessary for viewing the DVD text. Many computer operating systems
come with Internet browsing software included. There are several locations on the Internet
where you can download the most current version of a free browser. Two of those sites are
Microsoft Internet Explorer Web site located at
Netscape Communicator Web site located at
To start the DVD:
- Insert the DVD into your DVD drive.
- Open your browser software and pull down the File Menu in the upper left corner.
- In Microsoft Internet Explorer, select Open, and use the Browse button
to point to your DVD drive. Click on the welcome.html file to select it,
click Open, then OK.
- In Netscape Communicator, select Open Page, and use the Choose File
button to point to your DVD drive. Click on the welcome.html file to select
it, click Open, then OK.
For those users with ESRI GIS software installed on their computers, there are shapefiles
included on this DVD. The user may utilize a variety of software to view the imagery
mosaics, including ENVI, PCI, ArcGIS or ArcView 3.1® or higher.
Adobe® Acrobat PDF Reader®
The text report and some maps are offered in portable document format (PDF) and are
located in the Report and Maps sections of the DVD respectively. Adobe Acrobat Reader is
free software that allows you to view, navigate within, and print PDF files across major
computing platforms. The PDF documents on this DVD are best viewed using Adobe®
Acrobat Reader® version 4.0 or higher. To learn more about Adobe Acrobat Reader or to
download the software, visit the Adobe Home Page.
To allow us to include a large amount of data on the DVD, many of the data sets have
been compressed using WinZip®. This software package is available on the Internet at
this site: http://www.winzip.com/.
Kendall, M.S., L.T. Takata, O. Jensen, Z. Hillis-Starr, and M.E. Monaco. 2005. An Ecological
Characterization of Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, U.S. Virgin
Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 14, 116 pp.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers
for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this DVD. The NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch does
not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata
records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper
NOAA National Ocean Service
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 713-3028
Fax: (301) 713-4388