Georeferenced database on the spatial properties of all individual shallow-water tropical coral reefs worldwide. The dataset was obtained by processing and analyzing the global-scale coral reef benthic data provided by the Allen Coral Atlas (ACA), a publicly available dataset of high-resolution satellite imagery and machine learning-based coral reef classifications. The original data, already divided into different coral provinces, was segmented to identify the individual reefs of each province using a label assignment algorithm. This allows to analyze several spatial properties of coral reefs such as the size distribution, area-perimeter relationship, fractal dimensions and shape measures. The dataset contains measures of area, perimeter, fractal dimension, compactness and elongation index (diameter ratio) for each individual reef in each coral province.
|Date made available
|Oct 20 2023