Investigation of the Application of Standard Soil Mechanics Techniques and Principles to Bay Sediments (SUBSOME)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NavOceanO)
Originator: George Keller
Publication_Date: 1964
Title:
Investigation of the Application of Standard Soil Mechanics Techniques and Principles to Bay Sediments (SUBSOME)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital and paper
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Informal Manuscript Report
Issue_Identification: IMR 0-4-64
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C. 20390
Publisher: U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office
Other_Citation_Details: Marine Science Department
Online_Linkage:
Digital data and downloadable .pdf available at National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC): <http://oas.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/plsql/geolin.set_expand?v_mggid=09005001>
Description:
Abstract:
In recent years considerable interest has been shown in the engineering properties of submarine sediments. To date, studies of these properties have primarily been based on procedures and techniques used in the field of soil mechanics for foundation investigations on land. This study was undertaken to investigate the feasibility of using these soil mechanics procedures in conjunction with submarine sediments. Bottom samples were collected from St. Andrew Bay, Florida and analyzed for the mass physical properties using standard soil mechanics procedures. The influence of sampling, using oceanographic techniques, on the engineering properties is considered. Predictions as to the penetration of various shaped cement blocks, based on standard bearing capacity formulae using the data derived from the laboratory tests, were made. These predictions were then compared with actual measurements made on the blocks after they were placed on the bay floor. The problem of core shortening and the accuracy of predictions based on these formulae are discussed.
Purpose:
A study was undertaken to determine the validity of applying standard soil mechanics techniques and principles to soft submarine sediments. The purpose of this investigation was as follows: To collect sediment cores from a bay, make the necessary engineering tests, calculate the sediment bearing capacity, predict the amount of sinking of various shaped concrete blocks into the sediment, observe the actual penetration of the blocks, and relate the observed penetration values to the predicted values. These data then would serve to indicate if a problem existed and, hopefully, what modifications might be applied to the present principles in order to more accurately determine the engineering properties of submarine sediments.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19630409
Ending_Date: 19630410
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.7367
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.7075
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.1742
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.1512
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: United States Naval Oceanographic Office (NavOceanO)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category:
Theme_Keyword: Marine Sediments
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Place_Keyword: St. Andrew Bay
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office and NGDC as originators of the data
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Contact_Person: Robin R. Warnken
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mail and physical
Address: E/GC3 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80305-3328
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-497-6338
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Robin.R.Warnken@noaa.gov
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Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Screen grab view of locations with coastline for reference
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Data_Set_Credit:
For inclusion into usSEABED: digitization and formatting: Tara Kneeshaw and April Villagomez (USGS); Corrections: Jane Reid (USGS) and Chris Jenkins (University of Colorado)

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Statistical data was digitized by hand (typed in) at NGDC. For usSEABED, digital data and the scanned report were downloaded via the web, visually compared to source and corrected. Additional data may have been included from the scanned report, also available online. Where appropriate, data were tested for completeness using MS Excel.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data fall within normal ranges for the given parameters.
Completeness_Report:
All available textural, statistical, and compositional information are included in usSEABED. The Holmes (USGS) compilation may also include metal and organic contaminant values requested by or performed by the EPA, USGS, USACE, and others for these samples that are not included in usSEABED.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Navigational techniques not recorded in report; latitudes and longitudes given in degrees, minutes, seconds.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Water depth determination technique not noted in report. Water depths given in meters.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: No process information given in report.
Process_Date: 1963
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: IMR 0-4-64
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Physical
City: Washington
State_or_Province: D.C.
Postal_Code: 20390
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Unknown

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6

Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Latitude_Resolution: 0.0003
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0003
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data provided digitally include sampler and granulometric analyses in one-phi increments.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Source report

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Contact_Person: Robin R. Warnken
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mail and physical
Address: E/GC3 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80305-3328
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-497-6338
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Robin.R.Warnken@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: MGGID 09005001
Distribution_Liability:
Although this dataset has been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data. Users of the data should be aware of limitations of the data due to possible imprecision due to navigational inaccuracies, limitations of the statistical data, and digitizing errors.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Name: ASCII
Format_Information_Content: text
File_Decompression_Technique: none
Transfer_Size: 20 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://oas.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/plsql/geolin.set_expand?v_mggid=09005001>
Access_Instructions: None
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: online computer and operating system
Fees: None for downloaded data; paper copies may involve a small fee.
Technical_Prerequisites: web browser and internet access preferred
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1967

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 2005
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Jane A. Reid
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Physical and mail
Address: 400 Natural Bridges Drive
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-427-4727
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jareid@usgs.gov
Contact_Instructions: Email preferred
Metadata_Standard_Name: CSDGM Version 2
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
Metadata was written by a user of the data. Any information contained in the physical report or online at NGDC is authoritative and supercedes any information given here.

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