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British Columbia Estuary Mapping System
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Table of Contents
1.3 Estuary Definitions and Background
1.4 Estuary Definition for this Mapping System
2.0 Philosophy and Approach
3.0 General Mapping Procedures
3.1 Resource Materials and Other Sources of Information
3.2 Determine Estuary Overview Information
3.3 Unit Pre-typing Mapping Procedures
3.4 Finalize Mapping and Associated Attributes
3.5 Quality Assurance
3.6 Mapper Qualifications
4.0 Overall Mapping and Database Structure
4.1 Project and Estuary Overview Data and Database Structure
4.2 Physical Unit Data and Database Structure
4.3 Biological Unit Data and Database Structure
4.4 Tidal Zone Information and Database
4.5 Physical and Biological Site Form Databases
4.6 Site form and associated databases
Appendix A: Wave Exposure Calculation
Appendix B: Marine Species Lists
List of Figures and Tables
Figure 1 - Planimetric diagram of an estuary on an open coastline.
Figure 2 - Planimetric diagram of an estuary in narrow, constricted inlets.
Figure 3 - A Schematic diagram of the seven databases used in the British Columbia Estuary Mapping System.
Figure 4 - Schematic representation of across-shore elevations and definitions for elevation zones.
Table 1 - Description of the Project Database.
Table 2 - Description of the Estuary Overview database.
Table 3 - Description of the Physical Unit Database.
Table 4 - Description of the Biological Unit Database.
Table 5 - Estuary Site Series Units. These are treated as equivalent to the species assemblages described in the marine - process - dominated Bio-band Units (Table 6).
Table 6 - Estuary Bio-band codes and description for marine-process-dominated elevations in the estuary. These are summary species assemblage codes are treated as equivalent to the Site Series Units (Table 5).
Table 7 - Description of the elevation zone database.
Table 8 - Methodology for computing for tidal zone elevations.
Table 9 - Description of the Physical Site Form Database.
Table 10 - Description of the Biological Site Form Database.
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